Court: Federal laws supersede local zoning ordinances for proposed gas compressor station in Myersville – The Frederick News-Post : Natural Resource

Court: Federal laws supersede local zoning ordinances for proposed gas compressor station in Myersville – The Frederick News-Post : Natural Resource.

  • Oct. 8 — The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland rules that local zoning laws are pre-empted by the federal Natural Gas Act. So, according to the court ruling, those portions of the town code that prevent the siting, construction or operation of the Myersville compressor station are null and void.

Nine sue over Sissonville explosion – Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

Nine sue over Sissonville explosion – Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV.

Local Audubon group takes aim at pipeline » Local News » The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY – otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

Local Audubon group takes aim at pipeline » Local News » The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY – otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports.

Unsealed Records in Contamination Case Claim Lax Oversight by DEP | StateImpact Pennsylvania

Unsealed Records in Contamination Case Claim Lax Oversight by DEP | StateImpact Pennsylvania.

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Consol Energy drill rig explores the Marcellus Shale in Greene County.

A Washington County couple settled a high profile Marcellus Shale contamination case for $750,000 and signed affidavits that say no medical evidence ”definitively” connects their children’s health problems to drilling activity. Stephanie and Chris Hallowich also signed an affidavit that says their children were in good health. More than $155,000 will go to the plaintiff’s attorneys. Each Hallowich child receives $10,000 to be placed in a trust. Stephanie and Chris Hallowich receive $594,820.37. The settlement requires arbitration should the children suffer any future health impacts.

On Wednesday, 971 pages of court records were unsealed in a closely watched case where the mother, an outspoken critic of gas drilling, is now under a gag order. A formal complaint was never filed in Hallowich v. Range Resources, but a draft of a complaint was attached as part of the settlement agreement. StateImpact Pennsylvania has uploaded the documents, which can be accessed by clicking here.

The complaint describes how the Hallowich family bought land in rural Washington County to raise their children in a healthy environment. But they soon discovered that the mineral rights beneath their land were already leased to Range Resources by the previous owner. Once gas drilling activity began near their home, they describe foul odors, loud noise, and ill-health, which they connected to air emissions, and contaminated water supplies.

NORSE ENERGY CORP. USA, Petitioner-Plaintiff-Appellant -against- TOWN OF DRYDEN AND TOWN OF DRYDEN TOWN BOARD, Respondents-Defendants-Respondents

48. Respondents’ Brief 12-20-12

 

To be argued by: Deborah Goldberg

Time Requested: 20 minutes

Appellate Division Case No. 515227

New York Supreme Court

Appellate Division – Third Department

NORSE ENERGY CORP. USA,

Petitioner-Plaintiff-Appellant

-against-

TOWN OF DRYDEN AND TOWN OF DRYDEN TOWN BOARD,

Respondents-Defendants-Respondents

-and-

DRYDEN RESOURCES AWARENESS COALITION, by its President, Marie McRae,

Proposed Intervenor-Cross-Appellant

Tompkins County Index. No. 2011-0902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIEF OF RESPONDENTS-DEFENDANTS-RESPONDENTS TOWN OF DRYDEN AND TOWN OF DRYDEN TOWN BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARTHJUSTICE Deborah Goldberg Bridget Lee
156 William Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10038-5326
212-845-7376

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Dated: December 20, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Attorneys for Respondents-Defendants- Respondents Town of Dryden and Town of Dryden Town Board

Ottawa sued over Quebec fracking ban – Business – CBC News

Ottawa sued over Quebec fracking ban – Business – CBC News.

Groups File Amicus Briefs in Support of PA Communities’ Rights to Make Zoning Decisions on Fracking « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Groups File Amicus Briefs in Support of PA Communities’ Rights to Make Zoning Decisions on Fracking « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement.

Cabot and Dimock families near settlement – News – Citizens Voice

Cabot and Dimock families near settlement – News – Citizens Voice.

State’s ‘Medical Gag Rule’ Called An Illegal Gift to Gas Drillers By ERIN MCAULEY Courthouse News Service

Courthouse News Service.

State’s ‘Medical Gag Rule’ Called An Illegal Gift to Gas Drillers

By ERIN MCAULEY

U.S. Says New York State Can’t Sue Over Fracking Regulations – Bloomberg

U.S. Says New York State Can’t Sue Over Fracking Regulations – Bloomberg.

 

If the state of New York wanted to protect the Delaware watershed, the headwaters of which are wholly within the state of New York, the state of New York would do so.

 
Not ask the Feds to do what it has neglected to do
 
The state of New York’s positon in this is weak, since it has the worst shale gas regulations regulation in the United States
 
And is one of the few states with no autonomous environmental oversight over gas drilling 
 
 
And an inconsistent approach between the DRBC and SRBC
CN
 
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