Drill Baby Drill!: NY State's Fracking Future

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 3:07 PM EST) -- A year ago, New York's environmental review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing appeared to be close to an end and all signs pointed toward the beginning of shale development across the state's Southern Tier. Unfortunately, New York is no closer today than where it was last year. And, while the state's environmental review process lags on, purportedly while New York State's Commissioner of Health Nirav Shah continues his agency's boundless public health review, shale development in New York remains at a standstill. The same cannot be said for litigation surrounding the natural gas industry.

The past year saw significant litigation directly concerning the...

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