Ruling coming soon on oil and gas drilling permits

This may be a significant week for the oil and gas industry in terms of drilling permits and what landowners have to say about them. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could set the tone for whether landowners can appeal oil and gas drilling permits on their land. Many citizen groups, industry lobbyists and state environmentalists don't think state statute allows for such appeals, but the Supreme Court will decide. Arguments are set for Tuesday.