Local Fracking Ban Upheld in New York Challenge

Local Fracking Ban Upheld in New York Challenge

Norse energy challenged the town of Dryden’s ban on fracking. new york State law says that regulation of oil and gas industry rests solely with the state Department of environmental Conservation. however, the court ruled the law doesn’t pre-empt a municipality’s power to enact zoning laws that would ban gas drilling. Norse energy plans to appeal.

 

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