Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Property Owners' Standing To Challenge Gas Leases Affirmed In Ohio State Court

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Property Owners' Standing To Challenge Gas Leases Affirmed In Ohio State Court

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio property owners seeking injunctive relief in the Franklin County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas have standing to challenge mineral leases for natural gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing in a conservation district created by a deed from the U.S. government and to challenge natural gas well permits issued pursuant to the leases by Ohio regulators, the presiding judge ruled April 8 (Leatra Harper, et al. v. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, et al., No. 13-10907, Ohio Comm. Pls., Franklin Co.).

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