Midland Approves One Drilling Permit, Denies Another

MIDLAND - The Midland City Council took up the contentious issue of drilling inside the city limits Tuesday morning.

After much debate, one drilling permit got a yes the other a no. The council approved one permit for Patriot Resources to drill north of Mockingbird Lane between North *A* Street and North Big Spring Street, but the another Patriot permit was not approved by council.

One homeowner that lives in the area told NewsWest9 he was somewhat satisfied with the decision.

Patriot Drilling can now re-apply for the permit that was turned down.