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New York Fracking Bans Challenged In State's Court Of Appeals

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Bloomberg
June 6, 2014

New York’s cities and towns shouldn’t be able to block hydraulic fracturing within their borders because such prohibitions are trumped by state law, opponents of the bans told the state’s highest court, according to Bloomberg June 3.

Lawyers defending such measures enacted by the upstate towns of Dryden and Middlefield argued to the Court of Appeals in Albany June 3 that local governments are within their rights to bar fracking, which uses chemically treated water to free gas trapped in rock.

If pro-fracking forces prevail, they will still face a ...


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