Cleveland to hold interim study on oil and gas wells in city limits

State Rep. Bobby Cleveland today released more information about an interim study he has requested to examine municipal and state guidelines concerning oil and gas production and drilling within municipal boundaries.
The study will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 in Room 412-C at the state Capitol before the House Energy & Natural Resources Committee. Presenters include: Blanchard Mayor Eddie Odle; Newcastle resident Paul Odom, Newcastle City Council Member Michael Fullerton; and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs with the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association A.J. Ferate. The public is welcome to attend.
“This is an important issue to people in my House district and others around the state,” said Cleveland, R-Slaughterville. “I’ve invited presenters representing local municipalities and area residents as well as those from the oil industry to continue the discussion on this topic. I want to protect our cities and citizens while being fair to an industry that employees thousands of Oklahoma and contributes to our state economy.”

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  1. Melissa S. Rabe on August 14, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    No need to worry about protecting oil producers, they have Harold Hamm and Larry Nichols! The rest of us need to be protected FROM unbridled greed and arrogance. Our communities are damaged from devastated property values, destroyed land surfaces, air, land, water, and noise pollution and the ever increasing frackquakes. No place on earth is extracted and injected like the state of Oklahoma, and no one knows the long term consequences. Hydraulic fracturing is causing more problems than it’s worth and needs to be banned completely, or very heavily constrained by local cities and towns that know better how to protect their citizens. After all, that’s what government is for; to protect the people.

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