More than $26 million going to abandoned oil and gas well cleanup in Arizona

According to Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly who, along with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, advocated for the funds, the abandoned wells are a major public health risk in the state.

According to the senators, the bipartisan law invests $16 billion in what’s known as "legacy pollution" and creates a new federal program to assess abandoned oil and gas wells, including in many rural and tribal communities.

By: KNAU Staff