Morgantown City Council's plan to ban natural gas drilling within its city limits is an "assault on West Virginia's private property rights." That is the view of Mark Sadd, one of the preeminent land use and zoning attorneys in West Virginia and a member of Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins' natural gas practice. Sadd wrote an op-ed column that was published in the June 19 edition of The Dominion Post. His op-ed was prepared in response to the city council's proposed ordinance against natural gas drilling and fracturing. Council is scheduled to vote on that ordinance this evening, June 21.
Click to read Sadd's op-ed column.