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

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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