Company gets oil drilling permit despite protests

State regulators have granted a permit for an oil well in Washtenaw County's Scio Township, despite objections from local officials.
AP Wire
Jul 5, 2014


The Department of Environmental Quality approved West Bay Exploration Co.'s application Thursday.

Adam Wygant of the Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals said the DEQ took twice as long as usual to review the application because of public concerns.

The DEQ says the location of the well is zoned agricultural and there are no structures, residences or water wells within 600 feet.

Scio Township, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County commissioners have passed resolutions against drilling in the area. The Michigan League of Conservation Voters claims state policy is stacked in favor of drilling.



What i don't get is people or group,s protesting oil drilling, oil rigs, oil pipelines, off shore drilling, but they want America be more dependent, how is that possible ?

Tri-cities realist



what were the public concerns?


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