In Ohio, Energy Companies Can Force Landowners To Lease Their Land For Fracking

Sep 9, 2019
Originally published on September 9, 2019 11:26 am

Landowners don’t always have a say about who can drill on their property. Ohio law can make property owners lease their underground mineral rights to energy companies.

The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant (@JulieIGrant) reports on the controversial state law.

This story is part of The Allegheny Front series “Who’s Listening?” investigating fracking in Ohio, funded in part by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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