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

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

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

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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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Current High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling Bans and Moratoria in NY State

Current High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling Bans and Moratoria in NY State.

40 bans, 104 moratoria, 86 movements for prohibitions

By my current tally, we’re up to 40 bans, 104 moratoria, 86 movements for prohibitions! Keep the good news coming in, and I’ll get your additions into the next edition of our map.
Here’s the permanent map link: http://www.fractracker.org/maps/ny-moratoria/
All the best,

Karen Edelstein
NYS Coordinator
FracTracker Alliance

Study Examines Ownership, Control of Land with Marcellus Shale Gas – damascus citizens for sustainability

Study Examines Ownership, Control of Land with Marcellus Shale Gas – damascus citizens for sustainability.

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.

Driller to NY: Stop the local fracking bans or we’ll sue | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com

Driller to NY: Stop the local fracking bans or we’ll sue | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com.

Can two Ithaca lawyers keep fracking out of New York state? | Innovation Trail

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