The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments on Feb. 26 in a much-watched Ohio case involving drilling companies and local communities.
The arguments will limited to 15 minutes per side, starting at 9 a.m.
The case involves the city of Munroe Falls and Beck Energy Corp.
The question that is likely to be answered by the court is whether local communities can control or limit drilling or if that can only be done by the state.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
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Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
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