New York Court of Appeals http://wamc.org en NY State's Top Court To Review Local Fracking Bans http://wamc.org/post/ny-states-top-court-review-local-fracking-bans <p>New York's highest court has agreed to hear appeals from a drilling company and a farmer challenging municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.</p><p>The Court of Appeals, without comment Thursday, has accepted two cases where lower courts upheld bans in the upstate towns of Middlefield in Otsego County and Dryden, near Ithaca.</p><p>A midlevel court unanimously concluded that state mining and drilling law doesn't trump the authority of local governments to control land use.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:34:19 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72541 at http://wamc.org NY State's Top Court To Review Local Fracking Bans NY top court putting documents online http://wamc.org/post/ny-top-court-putting-documents-online <p></p><p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Court of Appeals is launching an online service to improve filing records and briefs that for the first time offers access to documents through a searchable database.</p><p>The system, called Court-PASS, will be kept as a permanent public archive for documents related to cases at the state's highest court that were pending or filed after Jan. 1.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:43:23 +0000 Associated Press 56159 at http://wamc.org NY top court putting documents online