Oct 27 Deadline: Will NY Oil & Gas Industry Challenge Frack Ban?

deadlineA deadline is fast approaching in New York State. Next Tuesday, Oct. 27, the natural gas industry must file an “Article 78” lawsuit or lose its opportunity to do so. Last December NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a non-science, political decision to ban fracking in the state (see After 6+ Years, Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York). It took six months, but Cuomo’s useful idiot, then-Dept. of Environmental Conservation Commissioner (DEC) Joe Martens released a so-called “findings statement” on June 29 that outlines the DEC’s reasoning for the frack ban (for a copy of the findings statement, see It’s Official: Cuomo Bans Economic Opportunity & Prosperity in NY). Next Tuesday is the last chance for the industry to challenge the findings statement in court. Will they?…

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