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Longmont v. Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n,

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of Colorado held that state law preempts a city's ban on hydraulic fracturing and waste disposal within city limits. The Colorado Constitution recognizes the sovereignty of "home rule cities," meaning that in matters...

State ex rel. Youngstown v. Mahoning County Board of Elections

ELR Case

The Ohio Supreme Court held that a local election board exceeded its statutory authority when it refused to certify a city's proposed ballot measure that would, among other things, ban hydraulic fracturing within city limits and create...

Walker v. Husted

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the Ohio Secretary of State's invalidation of three county ballot measures that, if approved by voters, would have banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing as a method of oil and gas extraction in those...

H.R. 540, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

S. 255, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 510, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

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...

Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n v. City of Lafayette, Colorado

ELR Case

A Colorado court held that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act preempts a city's ban on all oil and gas extraction and related activities within the city's boundaries. The court held that the operational conflict in this case was...

Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n v. City of Longmont, Colorado

ELR Case

A Colorado court struck down a city's ban on hydraulic fracturing. In 2012, voters passed an amendment to the city charter that bans fracking and the storage and disposal of fracking waste within city limits. The oil and gas industry...