Dryden Drilling Rules Expected to Argued in Court of Appeals Early Next Summer
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The New York State Court of Appeals has set filing deadlines in connection with Norse Energy’s effort to overturn the Town of Dryden’s ban on gas drilling.
The Norse Energy lawsuit challenges whether municipalities have the right to ban natural gas drilling within their borders.
Despite rulings from two Supreme Court Judges and a mid-level appellate court both affirming that towns can regulate drilling under existing home rule statutes, the state’s highest court the court of Appeals agreed in August to review the Dryden ban along with a similar ban in the Otsego County Town of Middlefield.
For the Dryden case, written arguments by Norse Energy are due Oct. 28th, Dryden’s written arguments are due Dec. 16.
Oral arguments are possible in May or June.
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