Ohio Supreme Court Says Towns Aren’t Allowed To Ban Fracking

Posted by Mike Confino, February 20, 2015

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Ohio cities and towns cannot enact fracking bans through their zoning laws, a sharply divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

In a slim 4-3 decision, the state’s high court ruled that Ohio has “sole and exclusive” authority over oil and gas production, determining that the Ohio Constitution does not permit a local community to ban drilling approved by the state Department of Natural Resources. The fractured decision produced a concurring opinion and three separate dissents, one of which suggested that campaign cash influenced the result.

via Ohio Supreme Court Says Towns Aren’t Allowed To Ban Fracking | ThinkProgress.

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