Joint Landowners file suit to end fracking delay | WBNG-TV:Binghamton, New York

Albany, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York filed a lawsuit in an effort to force a decision on allowing natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing.

The Article 78 Petition asks the State Supreme Court to compel the Department of Environmental Conservation to finalize the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement or SGEIS.

Joint Coalition et.al vs. Cuomo et.al-Petition

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N.Y.’s top court agrees to hear fracking ban cases | Democrat and Chronicle | democratandchronicle.com

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.

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Click link above to see statement from Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc. representing Towns of Dryden and Middlefield.