Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:02:34 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Right-to-Decide on Fracking Heads to Appeals Court

The issue of whether municipalities have a right to ban fracking is not yet decided.

The New York State of Appeals Court announced it will review the lower court rulings regarding the Dryden and Middlefield cases.

Earlier this year a lower court ruled against the Joint Landowners Coalition  allowing the Towns of Dryden and Middlefield to ban fracking.

But the fight hasn't ended there. Profrackers say the court's decision to hear an appeal of the the case is a victory in their battle to bring fracking to New York State but antifrackers say it's just routine.

"We got the New York State Court of Appeals-our state's highest court-deciding that this is a decision that needs review," said Scott Kurkoski the Joint Landowners Coalition attorney.

"It in no way signals-you can't read anything one way or the other to the fact that the court of appeals has accepted the appeal. Over 50% of the cases that the Court of Appeals expects to hear, it does not reverse," said Helen Slottje, the defense's  managing attornery.

Pro-industry groups claim fracking needs to be left to the state or federal government. Anti-frackers say municipals can decide to ban fracking through home rule land use powers.

Briefs are expected to be submitted to the court within the next six to eight months.



VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Broome County, NYS, PA or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Local Marathon Runner Talks About Boston Bombing VIEW VIDEO
On the first anniversary of the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, Fox 40 News talked live with Emily Piza-Taylor, who ran in the Marathon last year, and heard the bombs going off. ... more

Chemung Dog Dispute VIEW VIDEO
In Chemung County, police say a man is in trouble for firing a shot during a dispute over a dog:   21 year old Naquan U. Moore, of 150 Harriet Street, Elmira became involved in an argument with... more

DUI Patrols in Susquehanna County This Weekend VIEW VIDEO
Pennsylvania State Police are warning motorists that there will be increased drunk driving patrols in Susquehanna County, this weekend:   They say that's because they are seeing a high rate of... more

New York Joins National Popular Vote Compact VIEW VIDEO
New York has joined ten other states and the District of Columbia in what's called the National Popular Vote Compact.   Under the agreement, New York would award all 29 of its electoral votes to... more

'Cirque Dreams Rocks' at the Forum VIEW VIDEO
Acrobats, contortionists, quick-change artists, singers and more! --all right here in Binghamton. That was the scene Tuesday night at the Forum in downtown Binghamton as performers put on... more

Man Charged with Homicide in Fatal Crash VIEW VIDEO
Police in Pennsylvania have made an arrest in a September crash that killed a six month old. Zachary Larue, 21, of Kingsley, PA is facing numerous charges including homicide by vehicle, three... more

Binghamton Police seize Heroin, Pot in Routine Traffic Stop VIEW VIDEO
Police in Binghamton seized heroin and five pounds of marijuana during a recent traffic stop. Members of the Community Response team arrested Anthony Zuccaro after searching his vehicle on April... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

FOX 40 Poll


Which Social Media Site Do You Use The Most?
 
Twitter
 
Facebook
 
LinkedIn
 
MySpace
 
Other
 
None
   

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...