PUTTING OUR MISSION INTO ACTION
There are over 2 million orphaned oil and gas wells currently in the U.S., according to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
These wells can leak harmful methane into the air, posing a threat to our land, water, communities and climate:
Emitting roughly 281 kilotons of methane each year1
Spanning 28 states across the U.S.2
Impacting 9 million Americans living within 1 mile of an orphaned well3
Our team sees this widely unrecognized problem as an opportunity to put the Project Canary mission into action and make a measurable impact on the course of climate change.
Introducing the Project Canary Foundation
Project Canary is proud to introduce the Project Canary Foundation, a non-profit organization spearheading national P&A efforts to address this widely unseen problem. We’re building a team, working with likeminded partners, and dedicating our own resources to evaluate, seal, and confirm abandoned wells are no longer emitting greenhouse gasses.
As a first step, we’re accepting personal donations from our community to support our efforts.
Be a Part of the Solution
Not only are we partnering with nonprofits and organizations to execute P&A initiatives, we’re dedicating our own resources and technology to ensure wells are properly plugged.
Project Canary’s high-tech devices sample air every second and detect methane releases, providing real-time information on the impacts of our P&A efforts across the nation.