OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Bobby Cleveland today released information about an interim study he has requested to examine municipal and state guidelines concerning oil and gas production within municipal boundaries.
Cleveland said the issue has become a great concern to the city of Newcastle in his House district, and he knows other municipalities across the state are also dealing with regulations concerning oil and gas production and injection wells in city limits.
“I’m asking for any city or town leader with a concern about oil or gas wells within their borders to reach out to me so that I can assure their questions are addressed in this study,” said Cleveland, R-Slaughterville. “I will be re-evaluating and studying existing state laws and looking at ways we can protect our cities and our citizens yet fair to the oil and gas industry, which employees many Oklahomans and contributes strongly to our economy.”
Interim studies will be formally approved by the speaker of the House on July 13.