- Ag Docket
(plaintiff sought declaration that defendant’s authority to regulate gas or oil wells in defendant’s municipal limits and also sought compensation for alleged unconstitutional taking of plaintiff’s property rights; plaintiff had leased 67-acre tract from landowners and had obtained permit to drill for oil on the property from the state Dept. of Natural Resources; defendant annexed property triggering zoning ordinance that classified property as “residential” which prohibited oil drilling; trial court ruled for defendant on basis that state law allowed defendant to prohibit oil drilling; plaintiff claimed that defendant only had power to regulate drilling activity, but couldn’t prohibit it; court disagreed; trial court ruling affirmed).
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