No Fracking Way: Upholding Drilling Bans In NY

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT) -- In two separate decisions issued in February 2012, the Supreme Court of the State of New York — the state's trial level court — upheld the town of Dryden's ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Tompkins County, and upheld the town of Middlefield's ban on fracking in Otsego County.

Fracking involves the injection of a mix of water, chemicals and propping agents under high-pressure into subsurface gas-bearing formations, causing them to fracture, thereby allowing for the release and production of natural gas trapped in those...
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