Michigan AG Reached Settlement to Take Over and Secure Nonproducing Oil Wells

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that the state will take over 21 nonproducing oil wells that the owner, Fisher McCall, failed to properly plug or clean up. The state also received a total of $2,852,095 from the owner for various costs and fines. “This settlement takes these oil wells under state control for proper and responsible remediation and protects the health and safety of Michigan’s residents and natural resources,” said AG Nessel. “Through this settlement the state of Michigan is able to clean up and secure these sites while keeping the financial burden on the corporation that failed to properly maintain them. My department will continue to safeguard Michigan’s residents, communities, and natural resources from the threat of environmental contamination.”