Tri-Power Resources, Inc. v. City of Carlyle, 967 N.E.2d 811 (Ill. Ct. App. 2012)

(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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