Mella McEwen, MRT.com/Midland Reporter-Telegram
April 30, 2021Updated: May 3, 2021 9:55 a.m.
Tasked with carrying out the state’s well-plugging program, the Railroad Commission is again exceeding expectations.
The agency says it is on track to exceed the target of plugging 1,400 wells this fiscal year, set by the Texas Legislature. This would make the fifth consecutive year the agency has exceeded the target set by the legislature.
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