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Babst Calland LLC: Ohio City Will Not Appeal Court Order Overturning Drilling Ban

By Michael T. Altvater

The City of Broadview Heights will not appeal the ruling of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court overturning the city’s voter-approved ban on new oil and gas drilling. The trial court relied on a recent decision from the Ohio Supreme Court in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp. [enhanced opinion available to subscribers] to hold that the prohibition on new oil and gas drilling was in conflict with Ohio’s comprehensive statutes regulating oil and gas drilling. The city says that on advice of their legal counsel, it determined that any appeal of the devision would be futile.

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