Los Angeles Times: Deserted oil wells haunt Los Angeles with toxic fumes and enormous cleanup costs

March 09, 2020

Historically, “if a well dried or it didn’t produce anything, they’d throw a few logs down it and walk away,” said state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Santa Barbara Democrat who has sponsored legislation addressing oil and gas cleanup. “And to this day, we’ve been experiencing the kind of seepage that’s occurred because they haven’t been properly capped.”