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Company charged with Youngstown spill appeals permit revocation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Youngstown energy company accused of violating clean water laws is appealing the loss of it's permits.

D&L Energy filed a lawsuit in Franklin County  common pleas court challenging a decision by  the  Ohio Oil and Gas Commission to revoke the company's  applications for new injection well permits, and halt temporary storage operations at the company's facility on Salt Springs Road.

The permits were pulled after Ben Lupo, who owned D&L at the time, allegedly ordered an employee to drain waste water into a Youngstown sewer.

Lupo and one of his former employees face charges of violating the U.S. Clean Water Act.

On Friday, a federal judge granted a motion from Lupo's attorney to delay his trial.  In a court filing, attorney Roger Synenberg of Cleveland argued that he needed more time to prepare, and allowing the trial to begin on the scheduled date would create what Synenberg called a miscarriage of justice.

No new trial date has been scheduled.

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