CRUDE 4 - Orphan Wells: Citizen Con
What happens when the oil wells run dry? Environmental damage, government bailouts and a scheme that some are comparing to the subprime mortgage crisis. And all of this is just the beginning.
Featured in this episode: Sharon J. Riley (The Narwhal), Jeff Lewis (Globe and Mail), Alana Bartol (Orphan Well Adoption Agency), Herman, Shirley and Mark Dorin.
To learn more:
Hustle in the oil patch: Inside a looming financial and environmental crisis by Jeff Lewis, Jeffrey Jones, Chen Wang, Renata D’Aliesio in the Globe and Mail.
The story of Alberta’s $100-billion well liability problem. How did we get here? By Sharon J. Riley in The Narwhal
‘Forgotten and ignored’ An Alberta couple fights a leaky oil well by Alannah Page in National Observer.
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