NY Town Latest To Block Fracking Amid Home Rule Fight

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT) -- Rush, N.Y., has become the latest Empire State municipality to legislate against hydraulic fracturing — action borne out of distrust both for gas drillers and state government — even as a Colorado-based driller moved Friday to appeal state court rulings supporting local bans.

Rush, a bedroom community of 3,400 people south of Rochester in Monroe County, passed its first town ordinance of the year Wednesday in an effort to protect its "fine agricultural lands" from gas drillers like Denver-based Anschutz Exploration Corp., whose lawyers are fighting...
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