Professor Robertson writes about the potential impact of Ohio House Bill 8 on landowners and local governments

Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, C|M|LAW’s Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, has published a post in Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Energy Report regarding Ohio House Bill 8.  Robertson writes that the bill, which passed unanimously through the Ohio House and is now in Senate committee, would make it substantially faster and easier for shale oil and gas developers to gain access to public and private land for drilling.  Among other things, the bill would speed up the hearing process before the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission and mandate that the chief of the Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management issue an order to include publicly-controlled land in a drilling unit upon request.

Professor Robertson’s post is available here.

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