Marcellus Watch: Drillers go for broke in appeal of bans – News – The Leader – Corning, NY

Marcellus Watch: Drillers go for broke in appeal of bans – News – The Leader – Corning, NY.

The little town that took on fracking and big oil

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The little town that took on fracking and big oil

In 2011, rural Dryden, in upstate New York, banned hydraulic fracking, prompting an oil corporation which had spent millions of dollars buying up leases in Dryden, from private home and farm owners, to sue. The energy company wanted the court to force the town to accept industrial gas drilling including fracking, within town limits. Not only did the town fight back, it garnered the support of 20,000 people to support them in their fight. But the battle is not over. The panelists discuss.

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Municipal Law and Planning: A Local Perspective on Hydrofracking

Municipal Law and Planning: A Local Perspective on Hydrofracking

Held on September 28, 2012, this program provided guidance on how municipal officials can use their local land use tools to effectively plan for the potential introduction of high volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in their communities. Panels discussed state regulation of HVHF, water withdrawal concerns, preemption and home rule litigation, effective land use controls, municipal ethics, and opportunities for training. The panels included practicing attorneys, planners, academics and scholars.

FIND ALL VIDEOS HERE http://vimeo.com/govtlawcenter

Explanations below.

Municipal Law & Planning: A Local Perspective on Hydrofracking – Panel 1

from Government Law Center2 days ago

Current Status of HVHF and Water Withdrawal Issues
Moderator: Michael Bogin, Esq., Sive, Paget & Riesel
Panelists: Mark Boling, Esq., V+ Development Solutions, Southwestern Energy
Daniel Raichel, Esq., Project Attorney, NRDC
Brian G. Rahm, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Associate, NYS Water Resources Institute

Municipal Law and Planning: A Local Perspective on Hydrofracking – Panels Two and Three

from Government Law Center2 days ago

Panel Two: Responding to HVHF: Municipal Ethics
Moderator: Mike Kenneally, Esq., Association of Towns
Panelists: Richard Rifkin, Esq., New York State Bar Association
Stephen Leventhal, Esq., Leventhal, Cursio, Mullaney & Sliney LLP

Panel Three: SEQRA and HVHF
Moderator: Charles Gottlieb, Esq., Government Law Center of Albany Law School
Panelist: Chris Amato, Esq., Sive, Paget & Riesel

Municipal Law and Planning: A Local Perspective on Hydrofracking – Panel Four

from Government Law Center2 days ago

Responding to HVHF: Legal Considerations
Moderator: Tom Wilber, Author, “Under the Surface, Fracking Fortunes and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale”
Panelists: Tom West, Esq., The West Firm
Steven Barshov, Esq., Sive, Paget & Riesel
Helen Slottje, Esq., Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc.

Municipal Law & Planning: A Local Perspective on Hydrofracking – Panels Five and Six

from Government Law Center2 days ago

Panel Five: Responding to HVHF: Effective Local Planning Tools
Moderator: Chip Northrup
Panelists: Krys Cail, Consultant, Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship
Nan Stolzenburg, AICP, Community Planning & Environmental Associates
Ted Fink, AICP, Green Plan, Inc.

Panel Six: Responding to HVHF: Municipal Training
Panelists: Rod Howe, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Community and Regional Development Institute
David Kay, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Community and Regional Development Institute
Robert Ross, Ph.D, Paleontological Research Institute

Tsunami of Public Outrage Builds in Colorado as Fracking Invades Cities | Alternet

Tsunami of Public Outrage Builds in Colorado as Fracking Invades Cities | Alternet.

Painted Post Water Export Case and Hydrological Concerns

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Painted Post Water Export Case and Hydrological Concerns

PowerPoint presentation to Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County, May 5, 2017 by Todd Miller, Ph.D., USGS emeritus

 

EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans

EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans.

Stephanie Low via googlegroups.com 
3:21 PM (26 minutes ago)

to STEPHlow
Folks,

Please read the info on the EU-Canada agreement below. I know trade agreements don’t look very sexy, but if passed, they’ll have a HUGE impact on our lives. Take a look at the SClub Fact Sheet here which highlights the TPP’s fracking aspect http://www.sierraclub.org/trade/downloads/TPP-LNG%20Factsheet%20FINAL.pdf
Relevant excerpt:
The TPP may allow for significantly increased exports of liquefied natural gas without the careful study or  adequate protections necessary to safeguard the American public. This could mean an increase of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking…. It would also likely cause an increase in natural gas and electricity prices, impacting consumers, manufacturers, workers, and increasing the use of dirty coal power.

And that’s just for starters: the TPP would violate U.S. sovereignty by subjecting our environmental regs to regulation by foreign tribunals.
Relevant excerpt:
To date, corporations such as Exxon Mobil and Dow Chemical have launched more than 450 cases against 89 governments. Nearly $675 million has been paid to corporations under U.S. FTAs and bilateral investment treaties, with about 70% of money going to oil, gas, and mining industries.

This is a BIG deal, especially since Japan just joined the 11 countries already negotiating the texts. The TPP would cover 40% of all global trade, and it wouldn’t be to anyone’s advantage but the 600 transnational corporations that have access to the negotiations, as opposed to the public, the press and Congress!

We need to get informed, get active, make sure our congressional reps get hold of the agreed-on texts, share them with us, and pledge to vote against Fast Track, thus allowing Congress to keep its constitutionally assigned  right to discuss and amend trade agreements.

Attend the Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30 PM, event described in the attached SAVE THE DATE, sponsored by Sierra Club and All Souls Unitarian Church in NYC to find out more and GET INVOLVED.

Thanks!
Stephanie

The Marcellus Effect: 3rd NY Town Wins in Court over Frack Ban

The Marcellus Effect: 3rd NY Town Wins in Court over Frack Ban.

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

Plans, Reports and Studies–Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board

Plans, Reports and StudiesCentral New York Regional Planning and Development Board

 

Marcellus Shale Report, October 2010

Adobe PDF documentReport (3.49 MB)

Is your moratorium valid? Talk of the Towns article Dec. 2012

Is your moratorium valid?  Talk of the Towns article Dec. 2012

This is accurate and had been carefully reviewed before it was finalized.  It is also good that this is going to towns, as the land owner associations have been lying about it.  I hope it is not too technical    The important disctinctions about the Binghamton facts were that their law was not a zoning law and every other moritorium and ban I have seen is zoning.
So, this “dire necessity” test [which I feel was not the proper one and that is part of the appeal] does not apply to zoning bans.  Joe Heath, Esq.

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