NY Update: Norse/JLCNY Lawsuit Hearing Date Set for April 25

Sadly, politics in New York State have become so corrupt that even the State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, actively works against the interests of the people he’s sworn to protect–the citizens of New York State. Late last year Norse Energy sued Gov. Andrew Cuomo, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens and State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah over their collusion to stop shale drilling in the state (see Norse Energy Sues Gov. Cuomo to Force Release of Fracking Regs). Later, the 70,000-member Joint Landowners Coalition of New York joined that lawsuit (see D-Day: JLCNY Files Lawsuit Today Against Cuomo, Martens, Shah).

How has AG Schneiderman reacted? By filing to dismiss the lawsuits and delay (see NY Attorney General Files to Dismiss Norse Lawsuit, More Delays). It’s utterly shameful. The lawsuit was scheduled for a hearing first in January, then moved to February, then March, and now April. It appears Norse and the JLCNY, whose cases are now tied together, will finally get a hearing at the end of April–on the 25th…

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