Plug Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells (Implementation)
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
The Railroad Commission of Texas and the National Park Service will plug 11 abandoned wells located at Padre Island National Seashore. While proper plugging of wells and reclamation of well sites involve relatively small land areas, they represent significant sources of petroleum pollution that can impact groundwater, springs and seeps, and surface water.