“We commend the governor for standing up to this powerful, dirty industry and defending the public interest,” said Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, executive director of the Western Environmental Law Center. “The oil and gas industry’s appetite for taxpayer handouts and subsidies is endless. Stripper wells produce very little energy, but can create significant pollution that harms people and the environment. It is time to have a serious discussion about retiring and cleaning up these wells, not propping them up with additional tax subsidies.”

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