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New York News
5:31 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

NY Court Rejects Bid To Revive Fracking Ban Case

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New York's highest court has rejected an attempt by the oil and gas industry to revive its fight against local fracking bans.

In a precedent-setting decision last June, the Court of Appeals ruled that communities have the right to use local land-use authority to prohibit oil and gas operations within their borders. On Thursday, the court denied a motion by the trustee for bankrupt Norse Energy to reargue its case against the town of Dryden.

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New York News
8:30 am
Thu March 21, 2013

NY appeals court to consider local fracking

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Towns that want to control land use through zoning against the drilling industry are being pitted against landowners who say state law trumps local authority. 

Arguments are scheduled today in a state appeals court in two cases over who should control oil and gas development.

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