NY Landowners Move For Repeal Of Local Fracking Ban

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT) -- A group of New York landowners lodged a petition in state court seeking to overturn the city of Binghamton's temporary ban on natural gas drilling activities, including hydraulic fracturing, arguing the city illegally bypassed county development board review of the legislation.

The petitioners, including the owner of a Holiday Inn hotel in the city and a steering committee of landowners seeking to acquire a natural gas development lease, claim they are not asking the court to prohibit the city from passing a gas drilling ban in...
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