NY Town Leaders Lament Lack Of Input In Fracking Process

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 4:18 PM EST) -- New York town leaders, including one from an area at the heart of the debate over localities' legal rights to restrict high-volume hydraulic fracturing, told state lawmakers Thursday that because local governments bear costs from gas drilling, they should have more say in the regulatory process.

Binghamton Town Supervisor Tim Whitesell, whose town borders the 47,000 population city of Binghamton where a fracking moratorium was thrown out by a Broome County judge in October, told Democratic lawmakers in Albany that regulators have turned a deaf ear...
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