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The court decision from the Ohio Ninth Appeallate District Court in the case of Munroe Falls v Beck Energy in which the appeallate court says that local zoning regulations are preempted by the state's regulations when it comes to oil and gas drilling. Municipalities cannot prevent drilling based on their own zoning regulations. Certain local zoning laws still apply (road use, rights-of-way, etc.). This decision has major implications for Utica Shale drillers and for local municipalities.