Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, announced on Thursday that West Virginia will receive $25 million to plug, remediate and reclaim 160 orphaned wells throughout the state.

These projects will be funded through an initial national award of $560 million from the Department of the Interior to address and clean up orphaned oil and gas wells on Federal lands across the United States.

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