Gas-Fracking Ban in Upstate New York Upheld by State Court Judge

“New York, the nation’s third most-populous state, may become the only state that lets municipalities ban fracking.”

Bloomberg reports:

A central New York town can block natural-gas drilling after a state judge, in the first test of local laws, upheld the Town of Dryden’s ban on hydraulic fracturing.

State Supreme Court Judge Phillip Rumsey in a ruling released yesterday said the town’s zoning amendment on gas drilling wasn’t pre-empted by state law. Denver-based Anschutz Exploration Corp. sued in September, seeking to overturn the ordinance, which bans gas and oil exploration in the town about 200 miles (322 kilometers) northwest of Manhattan…

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2 thoughts on “Gas-Fracking Ban in Upstate New York Upheld by State Court Judge”

  1. It is very easy to end this nonsense–just require that NO natural gas be sold to places that ban fracking if the natural gas was obtained by fracking. We should not violate these people’s belief by selling them fruit of the poisonous vine.

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