In decisions rendered in mid-2014, the New York State Court of Appeals upheld the validity of municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) against a preemption challenge. See ...Read more
This afternoon, June 3, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, will hear oral arguments over the Dryden and Middlefield cases to determine whether municipalities are ...Read more
New York State, and various groups located in New York, have recently taken several actions related to a growing concern over the transport of crude oil and related products by rail within New ...Read more
In a desperate attempt to avoid the merits of this case and seek further delays, the State Respondents have moved to dismiss the Mandamus Proceeding seeking completion of the Supplemental Generic ...Read more
The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc. (“JLC”) and several individual petitioners have joined the fight to compel New York State to issue final standards for drilling and ...Read more
The efforts of The West Firm to open New York state for shale development has received significant media attention. Below are numerous sources to keep you up to date: CNBC: ...Read more
This litigation follows on the heels of statements made by Governor Cuomo and Dr. Shah following a public Cabinet Meeting yesterday that there is no end in sight for the ongoing 5 ½ year review ...Read more
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