Saturday, February 25, 2012

New york fracking ban

  • Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bans on natural gas drilling in two New York towns were each upheld by state judges this week.
  • (Businessweek)
  • A New York State judge says local gov­ern­ments have the right to ban frack­ing within their borders. In a deci­sion released Tues­day, the state Supreme Court in Cort­land County upheld the Town of Dryden's ban on drilling.
  • (NPR News)
  • Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- A central New York town can block natural-gas drilling after a state judge, in the first test of local laws, upheld the Town of Dryden's ban on hydraulic fracturing.
  • (Businessweek)
  • In New York, the controversy over state regulation of fracking has been brewing for years It pointed out that courts have allowed towns to ban mining, and said Dryden should be allowed to do the same for fracking.
  • (Syracuse Post-Standard)
  • A New York judge has ruled towns have a right to ban the controversial natural gas drilling process known as fracking.
  • (Democracy Now)
  • New York law stipulates that local municipalities cant regulate in an inherently risky business would be frivolous.
  • (International Business Times)
  • A similar anti-fracking legal battle continues in Middlefield, New York. The Holstein Corporation sued the city when a hydraulic fracturing ban prevented economic benefits related to the lease of 400 acres from transpiring, according to the Associated Press.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • VESTAL -- The debate over hydraulic fracturing in New York has given rise to questions about whether local governments have the right to ban the practice within their borders.
  • (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
  • "The Onondaga Nation asks that the DEC have the courage to do the right thing, to withdraw the (environmental report) and ban hydrofracking throughout New York state," the a satirical video criticizing fracking.
  • (Syracuse Post-Standard)
  • At the time, I was living in New York City where land isnt even available for elbow to use our taxpayer dollars to investigate all legal options to ban fracking in Boulder County.
  • (Daily Camera)

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