Cuomo Backs Home Rule Power As Fracking Deal Shapes Up

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reported plan to begin high-volume hydraulic fracturing in five New York counties alarmed gas drilling foes Wednesday, but experts said the news included a welcome wrinkle for localities with fracking bans under assault in Empire State appellate court.

Details leaked by state environmental regulators about a tentative, limited plan to ramp up fracking in the gas-rich Southern Tier counties of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga on or near the Pennsylvania border — where support for drilling is strong — were reported in...
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