Fracking Foes Gird For Legal Fight With NY Regulators

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing want more information about gas industry communications with the New York regulators who are deciding whether to expand the controversial drilling method, saying Tuesday that litigation is on the table if “gaps” are not addressed.

Requests for information in March under the state's Freedom of Information law revealed evidence that companies like Oklahoma-based driller Chesapeake Energy Corp. had influence over the state's regulatory process while other stakeholders did not, according to the Environmental Working Group, which joined other groups at City...
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