What does it mean to ‘reclaim’ a well in Alberta?

What does it mean to ‘reclaim’ a well in Alberta?

News Type: Federal Source: Mountain West News
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With the click of a button, oil and gas companies can receive certificates for site clean up — almost always without any on-the-ground inspection from the regulator — in a system one former inspector says is failing Albertans.

“Every single wellsite failed.”

That’s what Keith Wilson, a lawyer who has worked on surface rights issues for 30 years, says he heard at a presentation by the Alberta government earlier this year.