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The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation told its staff Thursday to proceed with a change of operator request for the Well-Done Foundation that wants to take over 68 orphan oil and gas wells and intends to plug. The Shelby-based nonprofit says the move will save Montana taxpayers more than $2 million that the state would need to pay to have the work done. It has funding committed for more than 120 orphan and abandoned wells nationwide this year. Well Done Foundation Chairman Curtis Shuck says his organization approached the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation and capped its first well on Earth Day 2020.