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H.R. 1941

ELR Congressional Update

Bass Energy v. City of Broadview Heights

ELR Case

An Ohio court struck down a city's ban on drilling new oil and gas wells within its jurisdiction. On the one hand, the ban is a clear exercise of the city's police power; by attempting to ban oil and gas drilling, the city is trying to...

State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp.

ELR Case

The Ohio Supreme Court held that a city may not restrict oil and gas drilling within its borders. The city sought to enforce five local ordinances limiting drilling within its borders after an energy company had already obtained the...

SWEPI, LP v. Mora County, New Mexico

ELR Case

A district court, in a 199-page opinion, struck down a local county ordinance banning oil-and-gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing, within Mora County, New Mexico. Portions of the ordinance essentially provide that corporations...

Minard Run Oil Co. v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

The Third Circuit affirmed a lower court decision vacating a 2009 settlement agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and environmental groups that...

Hornbeck Offshore Services, L.L.C. v. Salazar

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit held that DOI did not violate a district court order preliminarily enjoining enforcement of a drilling moratorium following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico by issuing a second...

Jeffrey v. Ryan

ELR Case

A New York court struck down a city's local ordinance that placed a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing within its borders. The city argued that it issued the ordinance under its local police powers and that it was therefore not...