ODNR Appeals Oil & Gas Commission's Decision to Revoke a Drilling Permit
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has appealed last month's decision to revoke an oil-and-gas-drilling permit in North Royalton.
The notice of appeal was filed Friday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas bystate Attorney General Michael DeWine. His office is representing the ODNR in this case.
The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission in December revoked an ODNR drilling permit for Cutter Oil Co., a West Salem firm. The permit would have allowed Cutter to use parts of two North Royalton streets to drill a new well.
The commission, which under state law hears appeals to state gas and oil decisions, said the ODNR failed to take into account the city's safety concerns over drilling when it when granted the permit in December 2013.Read the whole article by clicking here.
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