New York's Highest Court to Hear Dryden and Middlefield AppealsToday, the Court of Appeals - New York's highest court - said that it will hear the respective appeals of Norse Energy and Cooperstown Holstein in their challenges to the home rule authority of New York municipalities to use their land use authority to prohibit gas drilling, including fracking, within their borders. Norse and Cooperstown have lost their arguments at both the trial court and appellate court levels, and two other trial court decisions have upheld municipal home rule authority to prohibit gas drilling. full article...
August 29, 2013
NY is Home Rule
Just received this announcement from CEDC, Community Environmental Defense Council: