Application for Arlington drilling site denied

Published 6:37pm Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Preservation Commission has voted 5-1 to deny an application from Mike Biglane of RMB Exploration for a proposed oil operation on historic Arlington property.

The commission is currently meeting.

The request for approval was the second; the project was also turned down last January.

This time the exploration company was seeking to drill on a smaller plot of land near the property, only 6.1 acres instead of 15 acres.

Biglane had previously filed an appeal to the commission’s decision with the state oil and gas board.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    That is a disgrace but Mike will appeal it! What goes around comes around huh’!!??

  • Anonymous

    Right on! Mike needs to go outside the city limits. this is not a reasonable location to drill.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Where do you get that with oilwells all around the city of Natchez??!!