BLM releases draft plan to clean up NPR-A legacy wells

05/20/2013
The US Bureau of Land Management's Anchorage, Alas., office released a draft plan listing near-term priorities and actions to plug and clean up legacy wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, but the draft quickly drew fire from the state's senior US senator. Lisa Murkowski (R), the Energy and Natural Resources Committee's ranking minority, said BLM's action was a step in the right direction. "But I'm concerned that the agency appears to have unilaterally decided that more than half of the wells don't require remediation," she said, adding, "That's not the federal government's decision to make—that's up to the State of Alaska." BLM Alaska State Director Bud Crib...
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