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ODNR Temporary Orders for Oilfield Waste Remain in Effect

Posted in Environment
On February 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio denied an appeal of a mandamus action seeking to force ODNR to rescind temporary orders that ODNR had issued to a number of facilities across the state for the storage, recycling, treatment, processing, or disposal of brine and other oilfield waste.  R.C. 1509.22(B)(2)(a) requires that “on… Continue Reading

Broadview Heights Activist Drilling Suit Dismissed

Posted in Energy
From Cleveland.com: A community activist group that opposes oil and gas wells in residential neighborhoods has lost another fight against Ohio and Gov. John Kasich. Mothers Against Drilling in Our Neighborhood, based in Broadview Heights, claimed in the lawsuit that the city’s Community Bill of Rights – which voters approved in 2012 and which bans… Continue Reading

Revised ODNR Horizontal Well Pad Construction Rules

Posted in Energy
On January 23rd, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management revised its proposed horizontal well pad construction rules package. The proposed rules package was last updated in September 2014. The revised rule package will now undergo analysis through Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative and Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review… Continue Reading