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    Marcellus’ Legal Boom

    While there is a “de facto” moratorium in place on hydrofracking in New York, legal battles are beginning to emerge, and expected to increase, in the Marcellus Shale region.  The promise of wealth associated with natural gas drilling has called into question the ownership of mineral rights and surface rights. Energy companies in Pennsylvania have […]

    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 […]

    Fast-tracking Hydrofracking

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) public comment period on its revised draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) released on September 7, 2011 on high-volume hydraulic fracturing will run until December 12, 2011.  A copy of the revised draft SGEIS can be found here.  In addition, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced that […]