Oil Company Withdraws Lake Hefner Drilling Proposal

Friday, December 26th 2014, 1:17 pm
By: News 9

An oil company announced Friday that it has withdrawn its proposal to drill for oil at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.

According to officials with the City of Oklahoma City, due to widespread community opposition, Edmond-based Pedestal Oil Company, Inc. has withdrawn its proposal to drill for oil on the south side of Lake Hefner.

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“I want to thank Pedestal Oil for recognizing the importance of Lake Hefner to our community and withdrawing their recent proposal,” said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett. “I also want to thank the many people who contacted my office and shared their views on the topic. We always feel Oklahoma City is most successful when our residents are informed, engaged and able to participate in an ongoing public process.”

Public feedback regarding the unsolicited proposal was overwhelmingly against it, according to officials. The proposal was still in the early stages of the public consideration process.