Feds earmark $30M for Alberta's oil and gas industry

(CP) - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says 30-million dollars the federal government is giving to the province for the oil and gas industry is good news.

She says her government will use the cash to get oilfield workers back on the job, and to focus on reclaiming orphan oil wells.

Notley says they've been lobbying Ottawa for months for money to ensure orphan oil wells are safely closed and the land reclaimed, with details on how this will be done to come in the next few days.

The Orphan Well Association said last month there were nearly 16-hundred wells awaiting abandonment and cleanup in Alberta.