Do “Takings” Lawsuits Stand a Chance for NY Landowners?

Last week MDN posed the question, In Light of NY Frack Ban, What Happens to Signed Leases? In that article, we also began to address the topic of lawsuits based on “takings”–the fact that New York has stripped away the right of a landowner to profit and use his or her land as he or she sees fit–including fracking under it–and those landowners are owed just compensation. Today we pick up that thread. What recourse do New York landowners have at this juncture, and what actions can they take next? Would a takings lawsuit have a prayer of a chance?…

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