AN AMERICAN MOMENT
by Mark Kinnucan and Laura Haight
In late June, local communities triumphed over the fracking industry in a precedent-setting case decided by the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.
In a test case pitting community rights against the oil and gas industry, the court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, including oil and gas operations, within municipal borders.
By Tom Wilber
New York’s Marcellus Shale gas reserves, once thought to be world class, continue to lose their luster along with the gumption to develop them.
by Charles C. Morrison