May 09, 2013
You asked: "The federal government pumped oil from these site? Really? Sounds like more corporate irresponsibility, because they can."- Yep, that's the fact evowner. Across the North Slope, there are over a hundred oil wells drilled by the federal government that are no longer operational. At some sites, there are abandoned drums sunk in oil seeps; other wells have gas leaking from them. The Bureau of Land Management has finally released a draft plan identifying 50 of these so-called “legacy wells” for clean up. But they've been dragging their feet for ages on their responsibility while trying to get some one else to cover the federal responsibility.