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Ohio EPA

A Stark County judge this week dismissed a lawsuit Ohio filed against the developers of the 4.2 billion dollar Rover natural gas pipeline that stretches from West Virginia to Michigan. 

Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET

A federal appeals court has thrown out a power company's permit to build a natural gas pipeline across two national forests and the Appalachian Trail – and slammed the U.S. Forest Service for granting the approvals in the first place.

The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with landowners in a long-running legal battle over 700 disputed oil-and-gas leases in southern and eastern Ohio.  

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment.