Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson worked with Andrew Thomas, Director of CSU’s Center for Energy Policy and Law and C|M|LAW Adjunct Professor to plan and present a conference on Oil and Gas Unitization Policy and Law. The program, held via Zoom on December 14, 2020, was co-sponsored by C|M|LAW, the Levin College, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission.
In addition to Professor Robertson, speakers included the Director of the Oil and Gas Commission, an Assistant Ohio Attorney General, practitioners, and oil and gas professors from Louisiana.
Robertson presented on a panel on Ohio Unitization law; she discussed unitization and mandatory pooling issues in Ohio from the landowner perspective. In particular, Robertson discussed landowner rights under unitization agreements, current practices on risk-penalty/interest for statutorily unitized landowners, and takings and other defenses.
Robertson is the Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law at C|M|LAW and Professor of Environmental Studies at the Levin College of Urban Affairs.