Ohio wants appeal of well thrown out

FILE - An Aug. 13, 2013 file photo shows a gas drilling rig at the Detweiler well in Salesville, Ohio. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, Ohio lawmakers will hear from backers of a proposal to hike taxes on horizontally drilled shale wells in Ohio. The measure is supported by Ohio's oil and gas industry, including owners of the Detweiler site, as a compromise to an earlier plan pushed by Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The state wants an agency to throw out an appeal of a permit issued for a gas-drilling wastewater well in southeast Ohio.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office earlier this week filed a motion with the state oil and gas commission asking for dismissal of the appeal of a drilling permit for the injection well in Troy Township, southeast of Athens.

The Athens Messenger (http://bit.ly/1a1bco6 ) reports that the appeal was filed with the commission earlier this month by the Athens County Fracking Action Network. The group claims the well won’t adequately protect groundwater.

The attorney general’s office contends that permits for oil and gas wells cannot be appealed to the commission under Ohio law.

Local governments have also opposed the well.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s