Well Done Foundation attracts another high-profile partner

The Well Done Foundation, started this year by former Red River Oil manager Curtis Schuck, has attracted another high-profile partner for its efforts to plug and reclaim abandoned and orphaned wells. The new partner is noted equestrian apparel designer Kerri Kent, founder of Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel. Kent is joining the foundation’s board of directors […]

Well Done: The foundation plugging abandoned oil wells in Montana

Montana may be known for its stunning grass plains, but what most people don’t know is that there are many unplugged oil wells across the state’s farmlands that leak thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gasses such as methane each year. They can also leach toxins into groundwater and surface water systems, contaminating aquifers. More […]

Well Done Foundation sets out to cut emissions from abandoned wells

TOOLE COUNTY — An abandoned or orphaned oil well is a well that was once used by oil and gas drilling companies to retrieve those fossil fuels from the earth, but has since been left to its own devices. Companies can decide to orphan wells for a number of reasons, including struggling oil prices and […]

How Montana Is Cleaning Up Abandoned Oil Wells

How Montana Is Cleaning Up Abandoned Oil Wells A farmer for most of his life, Sam Stewart bought farmland in Montana about 35 years ago.  Since then, he’s planted and harvested his wheat and other crops around 16 open oil wells on this land, which he estimates were dug in the 1920s. Maneuvering around the wells […]

Well Done Foundation attracts another high-profile partner

The Well Done Foundation, started this year by former Red River Oil manager Curtis Schuck, has attracted another high-profile partner for its efforts to plug and reclaim abandoned and orphaned wells. The new partner is noted equestrian apparel designer Kerri Kent, founder of Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel. Kent is joining the foundation’s board of directors […]

The Coronavirus Recovery Needs a Green New Deal

The Coronavirus Recovery Needs a Green New Deal Curtis Shuck spends a lot of time driving around the West, looking to fix century-old environmental mistakes. Last year, he started the Well Done Foundation, a nonprofit that plugs abandoned oil and gas wells. These sites, most of which finished producing oil decades ago, leak methane, a […]

Big Sky Country’s climate vigilante

Big Sky Country’s climate vigilante It’s Friday, May 29, and this former oil man is fighting climate change one abandoned oil well at a time. Oil and gas companies are supposed to plug up the deep wells they dig to extract fossil fuels from the ground once they’re done drilling. But when companies go bankrupt, […]