The Ohio Supreme Court has concluded that the Oil and Gas Commission has no authority to hear appeals of drilling permits issued by the Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management.  In Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Oil and Gas Commission (Slip Opinion No. 2013-Ohio-224), the Court issued a writ of prohibition, finding that "the commission patently and unambiguously lacks jurisdiction over the appeal from the chief's issuance of [a permit to drill]."