How NY Navigation Law Leaves Fracking Insurers Liable

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT) -- If and when high-volume hydraulic fracturing begins in New York, drilling companies, their contractors, property owners who lease their land for fracking and the insurers of all these parties could face liability under the New York Navigation Law. The “Nav Law,” as it is commonly known, sets forth a comprehensive plan for petroleum spill and discharge prevention, control and compensation in New York.[1]

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