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Oil company not drilling at historic site after local resistance

NATCHEZ — Mayor Butch Brown says a drilling company has changed its mind about drilling for oil on a historic site at Natchez.

The Natchez Democrat reports Brown told the Board of Aldermen that Mike Biglane of RMB Exploration has decided not to drill on the historic Arlington property.

Brown said he has learned that the project will be moved to more secluded property away from Arlington.

Biglane encountered significant resistance to the oil well from residents and the city when he first proposed it last year.

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