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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

POWER Act of 2020
Plugging Orphan Wells and Environmental Restoration Act of 2020

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize a program to address orphaned, abandoned, or idled wells on Federal land, to establish a program to provide grants to States and Tribes to address orphaned wells, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/21/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
10/01/2020Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H5439)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/21/2020Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/21/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (7)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Reschenthaler, Guy [R-PA-14]* 09/21/2020
Rep. Keller, Fred [R-PA-12] 09/22/2020
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] 09/22/2020
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] 09/22/2020
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] 09/22/2020
Rep. Meuser, Daniel [R-PA-9] 09/22/2020
Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13] 09/22/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources09/21/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/21/2020)

Plugging Orphan Wells and Environmental Restoration Act of 2020 or the POWER Act of 2020

This bill addresses orphaned, abandoned, or idled oil and gas wells on federal, tribal, state, or private lands.

The bill reauthorizes through FY2025 and increases funding for the program to remediate, reclaim, and close orphaned, abandoned, or idled oil and gas wells located on federal land.

The Department of the Interior must establish a program to provide grants to states and Indian tribes to remediate, reclaim, and close orphaned oil and gas wells located on state, tribal, or private lands. In providing grants, priority must be given to states and Indian tribes that already have an established program to carry out such activities.

The Department of Energy must provide technical assistance to oil and gas producing states and Indian tribes to ensure practical and economical remedies for environmental problems caused by orphaned or abandoned oil and gas well sites on state, tribal, or private land.