New York Court of Appeals http://wrvo.org en Court of Appeals rules towns can ban fracking within their borders http://wrvo.org/post/court-appeals-rules-towns-can-ban-fracking-within-their-borders <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">In a 5-to-2 ruling, New York’s highest court has upheld the right of local governments to ban hydrofracking within their borders. The decision comes after a nearly three-year court battle over bans passed in the Towns of Dryden and Middlefield. Fracking opponents hope to now spread the bans to towns that were waiting for the court’s final ruling.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:55:13 +0000 Matt Richmond 58161 at http://wrvo.org Court of Appeals rules towns can ban fracking within their borders After contentious debate, state Senate approves Cuomo's court choice http://wrvo.org/post/after-contentious-debate-state-senate-approves-cuomos-court-choice <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Court of Appeals nominee was approved in the New York State Senate on a voice vote, after an unusually contentious process. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:35:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 33227 at http://wrvo.org