home rule http://wrvo.org en Parties revisit home rule arguments in NY State Court of Appeals http://wrvo.org/post/parties-revisit-home-rule-arguments-ny-state-court-appeals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The debate over whether a municipality can ban hydraulic fracturing within its borders was brought before the New York State Court of Appeals Tuesday afternoon. The Southern Tier town of </span>Dryden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is defending its right to home rule against lawyers representing the bankruptcy trustee for Norse Energy.</span></p><p>Earthjustice managing attorney Deborah Goldberg says she feels confident bringing the case before the court because home rule is protected by the state constitution and New York isn’t alone.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:27:38 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 56791 at http://wrvo.org Parties revisit home rule arguments in NY State Court of Appeals Hydrofracking case will be heard in New York Court of Appeals http://wrvo.org/post/hydrofracking-case-will-be-heard-new-york-court-appeals <p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:12:57 +0000 Matt Richmond 43433 at http://wrvo.org Hydrofracking case will be heard in New York Court of Appeals Court upholds 'home rule' over drilling laws http://wrvo.org/post/court-upholds-home-rule-over-drilling-laws <p>In two separate rulings Thursday, New York's appellate court, the state's second highest court, ruled that the state's Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law (OGSML) does not preempt municipal land use laws. Thu, 02 May 2013 17:48:42 +0000 Matt Richmond & Matthew Leonard 37177 at http://wrvo.org Court upholds 'home rule' over drilling laws Arguments over fracking bans focus on one sentence http://wrvo.org/post/arguments-over-fracking-bans-focus-one-sentence <p>Oral arguments were completed Thursday in the case that will decide whether New York towns have the right to ban gas drilling. The case comes down to how the panel of four judges will interpret a single sentence. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:47:50 +0000 Matt Richmond 35152 at http://wrvo.org Arguments over fracking bans focus on one sentence