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    Judge Dismisses Attorney General’s “Fracking” Suit Over the Delaware River Basin

    U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman against the Delaware River Basin Commission (“DRBC”), EPA, and other federal agencies seeking to compel the production of a full environmental study on the impact hydraulic fracking could have on the Delaware River Basin. Judge Garaufis […]

    Bans Upheld In Lower Court

    Within a week of each other, two lower courts in New York upheld municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling in the Towns of Dryden and Middlefield.  These two cases are being closely watched for their precedent setting effect. Anschutz Exploration Corporation, a Denver based natural gas company, filed a lawsuit in order to […]

    NY DEC Final Hearing Held on November 30th, 2011

    The New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) public hearings held throughout New YorkState, with its final hearing held in Manhattanon November 30th, drew thousands of people.  In response to the turnout at the public hearings and the already high volume of comments to the latest draft of the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), […]

    Gas Leases and Mortgages

    Our last entry dealt with emerging legal battles in the Marcellus Shale region.  This week, we turn our attention to natural gas drilling and mortgages.  As natural gas has become more important and vital to the future of energy, homeowners have signed more than a million leases that give energy companies the right to drill […]

    Marcellus Shale Development Recommendations Delayed

    The report of the High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel, made up of environmental, industry and local government representatives tasked with developing recommendations on how to organize state and local resources needed to oversee and monitor the likely drilling boom in New York’s part of the Marcellus Shale, will not be completed by the November 1st […]

    Intro to Marcellus Shale

    On September 7, 2011 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its latest draft of the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) regarding New York’s rich natural gas field known as Marcellus Shale.  A copy of the revised draft SGEIS can be found here.  The purpose of the revised draft SGEIS is […]