We Won't See NY Fracking Impact Statement Anytime Soon

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 5:17 PM EST) -- Various states, environmental groups, universities and regulatory agencies have continued to publish a plethora of scientific studies addressing the potential environmental and health impacts of hydraulic fracturing. Even with dozens of scientific studies on the topic, however, there still remains debate as to whether fracking has any potential environmental or safety impacts and, if so, how states can mitigate those consequences through legislation and regulatory controls.

One group of landowners, however, has apparently grown tired of waiting for answers on fracking. On Feb. 14, 2014, New York landowners filed an Article 78 proceeding seeking to compel Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New...

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