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The Threat of Idled Oil and Gas Wells on Public Land

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A view from Hatch Point is seen in southeastern Utah.

With changing commodity prices and speculation, oil and gas wells on public lands aren’t always producing. Some idled wells in Utah are serving to hold land from wilderness management. They may even be polluting.

Mark Duggan provided online production of this story for KSUT.

KSUT is part of a new collaboration reporting on the impacts of fossil fuels. The project is coordinated with the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition.

 

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