Illinois Offers Grants to Landowners

Published 08/19 2014 08:06PM

Updated 08/19 2014 08:16PM

Private property owners in Illinios can now get funding assistance to plug abandoned oil and gas wells on their property.

Plugging is when a person removes production equipment and decommissions a well that's no longer in use, by filling it with cement and mud.

Illinois DNR hopes the grants help people return their property to its original use.

They're now accepting applications from people who qualify.

To apply click here or contact the IDNR's Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management at (217) 782-7756.

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