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CarbonPath is permanently plugging 42 orphaned wells in Colorado




CarbonPath has partnered with Civitas Resources, Greenfield Environmental Solutions and the state of Colorado to plug and abandon 42 orphaned wells in Colorado. These wells are leaking methane directly into the air and water table, and contain other pollutants such as H2S and benzene.

We believe that this project will generate roughly 50,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions (25x factor) and are selling these credits to fund the work. Contact us at www.carbonpath.io or sarnold@carbonpath.io if you would like to participate!
  • Marry Smith

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    Cool

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    • Sarah Chabane

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      This is great! It sounds like a very straightforward impactful action against climate change. Why don't we see this happening all over the world?

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      • Jane Wangui

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        @sarah_chabane I think most countries have not prioritized this thats why.

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      • Annett Michuki..

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        this is a good thing considering the impact these wells had inquired

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        • Tabitha Kimani

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          You are doing a good job sealing the dangerous wells for the sake of humanity. But, why can't those who drilled the wells and made profits be made to pay for their mess?

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          • CarbonPath

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            @tabitha_kimani there is not a solvent operator - there are 7,000 different companies operating wells in the US alone and some go bankrupt and then there is nobody left to plug.

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            • Patrick Kiash

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              @CarbonPath sad to note some became bankrupt, but thank you for great devotion and working with some partners willing to walk the right journey with you. Goodluck.

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            • Munene Mugambi

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              This is an interesting concept of managing out of service wells

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              • Peter Karanga

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                Excellent work 👍 sealing abandoned oil wells will help reduce the risk of contaminants leaking into the environment. This is an important step in protecting the health and safety of the community.

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              • Ingmar Rentzhog

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                That is great action!

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