NY High Court Jumps Into Fight Over Local Fracking Bans

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT) -- New York's court of last resort said Thursday it would hear a natural gas exploration company's challenge to a town ban on drilling after judges in lower courts backed the notion that a state mining law does not preempt local laws that keep the controversial practice known as fracking at bay.

Norse Energy Corp. USA v. Town of Dryden will be one of the most closely watched appeals in New York's recent history.

The move by the New York State Court of Appeals to take the...
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