Orphans of the Oil Fields: The Cost of Abandoned Wells

They are the orphans of the oil fields: wells that have been abandoned by their owners. There are thousands in Texas and some could be a danger to the environment. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling looks at how this legacy is also costing the state — and the industry — millions of dollars to clean-up.

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Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Energy and Environment Reporter

Based in the world's energy capital, broadcast and digital journalist Dave Fehling is heard on public radio stations in Houston and throughout Texas, reporting on the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. After nearly three decades in television that included reporting for CBS News, Fehling joined...

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