ALBANY — New York’s top court will hear arguments in a pair of cases that challenge whether towns, cities and villages can ban natural-gas drilling within their borders, the court announced Thursday.
The state Court of Appeals agreed to take on cases against the towns of Dryden, Tompkins County, and Middlefield, Otsego County, despite unanimous rulings upholding those towns’ drilling ban by a mid-level appeals court earlier this year.
- NY’s top court to rule on municipal fracking bans (timesunion.com)
- Court of Appeals will review frack-ban lawsuits (timesunion.com)
- NY state’s top court to review local fracking bans (newsday.com)
- N.Y.’s highest court to hear anti-fracking case (usatoday.com)
- Dryden supervisor: Gas industry ‘not used to not getting their way’(timesunion.com)
- As N.Y. fracking ban drags on, leading energy company backs out(washingtontimes.com)
Click link above to see statement from Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc. representing Towns of Dryden and Middlefield.