“This decision by the Court of Appeals has settled the matter once and for all across New York State and has sent a firm message to the oil and gas industry,” said Earthjustice Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg. “For too long the oil and gas industry has intimidated and abused people, expecting to get away with it. That behavior is finally coming back to haunt them, as communities across the country stand up and say ‘no more.’ Earthjustice is proud to have stood with, and fought on behalf of, one such community.”
A very big thank you to all those who worked so hard and so long on this landmark case! This western NY resident is breathing one big sigh of relief today. Breathe....and then onward we go to end the dependency on dirty fossil fuel needs and move this world to green, sustainable energy resources!