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.
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.
A midlevel court unanimously concluded that state mining and drilling law doesn't trump the authority of local governments to control land use.
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.
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.