Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Wednesday that addresses safety concerns with more than 260 orphaned wells and 360 orphaned sites in Colorado.

The executive order follows a review that the governor ordered in the aftermath of the Firestone house explosion in 2017 that killed two people and injured another. Investigators found evidence of an abandoned gas feeder line that was in proximity to the home during the construction of the neighborhood.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

“That tragedy was a catalyst...

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