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Friday, June 21, 2013

Important Home Rule Case to be Heard by Ohio Supreme Court

In a case that has been watched closely by pro-drilling and anti-drilling interests alike, the battle between the city of Munroe Falls and Beck Energy will now be headed to the Ohio Supreme Court.

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case from Summit County on whether local governments have any say in gas-oil drilling, according to the People's Oil and Gas Collaborative, a grass-roots group that has been following the case..
The case — it is being watched closely across Ohio by both sides — involves the city of Munroe Falls and Ravenna-based Beck Energy Corp.
The key question is whether oil and gas well drillers must follow city ordinances or whether state control takes precedence over local home rule.
Read the rest of the article here. 

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