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Appeals Court Upholds Local Fracking Bans in New York
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 02, 2013 @ 7:32PM
Created on May 02, 2013 @ 5:56PM
 
Appeals court judges ruled that New York municipalities can ban the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas Thursday afternoon.
 
If a ruling like this were to happen in our state, it could have drastic effects for natural gas drilling companies, the employees who work at our fracking wells, and the landowners who are making money off of them.
 
The four-judge appellate division panel ruled unanimously that state law doesn't trump the authority of local governments to control land use.
 
Norse Energy Corp.'s challenge to a drilling ban in the upstate town of Dryden has been closely watched by an industry hoping to drill in New York's piece of the Marcellus Shale formation and opponents who fear drilling could threaten water supplies and public health.
 
In a separate ruling based on the Dryden decision, the court upheld another ban in the town of Middlefield.
 
Lawyers for Norse and a landowner in Middlefield say they'll ask the state's top court for permission to appeal.

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