Title

We Still Don't Know if a Drill Permit Trumps a Zoning Law in Ohio

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-4-2015

Publication Title

Crain's Cleveland Business

Keywords

oil and gas law, zoning

Abstract

The Ohio Supreme Court decision Ohio cities were anticipating—or dreading—has not come to pass. Cities and towns were hoping to learn whether their local zoning rules would hold up against efforts to install oil and gas wells. Would the Supreme Court of Ohio find zoning codes incompatible with the state oil and gas statute, and strike them down as applied to oil and gas wells? Or would the court uphold the right of cities to enforce their zoning codes, even as they apply to the drilling of oil and gas wells? Well, we still don’t know.

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