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Commission: No request for oil well hearing

Commission hears many comments on oil drilling at Cheyenne Bottoms

The Barton County Commission will not submit a request for a public hearing to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the two proposed oil wells in the Cheyenne Bottoms area. A motion to ask for the hearing made by Commissioner Jennifer Schartz died for a lack of a second.
The Corps’ Kansas City District, along with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, are accepting comments over drilling on The Nature Conservancy (TNC) land by H&C Oil  Company of Plainville and by L.D. Drilling of Great Bend. County Administrator Richard Boeckman said he and several of ...


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