On February 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that certain oil and gas-related ordinances of the city of Munroe Falls are preempted by state law. State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., 2015-Ohio-485 (Read the opinion here). In this case, Beck Energy obtained a permit from the Ohio Department of
Whether you are an oil and gas land owner interested in interpretation of the latest regulations or a real estate developer in need of environmental due diligence, Brett assists clients in all aspects of energy and environmental law. As an associate in the firm’s real estate practice, his previous experience as a petroleum landman is often a valuable asset.
Recently, the Yellow Springs Village Council voted to adopt a “Community Bill of Rights” ordinance banning shale gas drilling and related activities in the village. The Bill of Rights declares the fundamental rights of residents to clean air and water, and to protect the rights of nature.
Yellow Springs is the first municipality …
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