OH Anti-Drillers on Rampage after Supreme Court Home Rule Decision

anarchyThere’s a stark difference between pro-drillers and anti-drillers. Take pro-drillers in New York State as an example. NY landowners have had their property rights stripped away by a lawless (and spineless) governor–Andy Cuomo. Yet NY landowners soldier on. When the state’s highest court handed them an unfair and crushing blow by allowing municipalities to ban drilling, they continued to make their case and use whatever means they can–within the law–to advance their cause. NY landowners hate the fact that Cuomo and the courts have bastardized the law in the Empire State, but they continue to recognize the rule of law and abide by it. They are good citizens. Let’s contrast that with anti-drillers–say those in Ohio. When a court decision goes against anti-drillers, like the recent OH Supreme Court ruling (see OH Supreme Court Strikes Down Home Rule in Gas Drilling Case), anti-drillers in OH huffily declare they “reject” the decision. In other words, they’re lawless, like the members of the Ohio Community Rights Network (OHCRN)…

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