Please help spread the word to help clean up our state and restore the land to it's natural useful beauty again.
This statement below is taken from OERB's website page, ABOUT US:
"Advancing our State. Empowering our Nation.
In 1993, leaders representing Oklahoma's oil producers and royalty owners, working with the Oklahoma State Legislature, formed the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. Oklahoma's natural gas producers joined soon after. Our mission -- to use the strength of Oklahoma’s greatest industry to improve the lives of all Oklahomans through education and restoration.
At the heart of our mission is the OERB's ongoing commitment to clean up Oklahoma's orphaned and abandoned well sites -- sites left to ruin by those who have long since passed or disappeared. Funded through voluntary contributions paid by producers and royalty owners, the OERB's environmental restorations cost nothing to landowners or taxpayers. We've restored more than 11,000 orphaned and abandoned well sites, employing Oklahoma contractors along the way.
Our positive impact is seen not only in restored pastures, hillsides and ponds, but also on the faces of landowners, students and teachers across the state.
We've shared our exciting energy curricula and safety messages with more than one million Oklahoma students. These numbers, along with the economic impact the petroleum industry brings to our state economy, continue to add up for Oklahoma."
One of my favorite local news programs the Oklahoma News Report recently aired this story, OERB Cleanup, on February 15, 2013. The short 4 minute video can be seen below. Please help to spread the word and help clean up our state for free.
"The OERB is committed to providing a practical and economical remedy for environmental problems caused by orphaned and abandoned well sites. Our four-step restoration process follows recognized environmental standards adapted to meet our unique needs. Each restoration team offers both environmental and petroleum expertise. Common restoration requirements include:
- Removing or burying lease roads and location pads.
- Removing or burying equipment, concrete, trash and debris.
- Repairing erosion and saltwater "scars" left on the land.
- Treating hydrocarbons and closing pits."
The OERB can be reached either by clicking on one of the HTML links in blue above or directly at:
OKLAHOMA ENERGY RESOURCES BOARD
500 NE 4th Street, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73104