BROADVIEW HTS — “Louie Chodkiewicz lives near six wells in Broadview Heights, none of which he wanted. But because of a law in Ohio, mandatory pooling, he didn’t have a choice in the matter.
The law allows oil companies to drill a well within 150 feet of someone’s property line if the majority of neighbors want a well.
‘As an American, I treasure the freedom to own property,’ Chodkiewicz says. ‘Yet, I see it ripped from our souls. It’s demoralizing.’”
— Russ Mitchell, WKYC-TV