New York Court of Appeals


Tue July 1, 2014

Court of Appeals rules towns can ban fracking within their borders

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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.

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Tue February 12, 2013
Politics and Government

After contentious debate, state Senate approves Cuomo's court choice

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.

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