Alexander Betke

Alexander Betke

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New York Court of Appeals Sustains Anti-hydrofracking Zoning Regulations as Permissible Exercise of Municipal Authority Under Home...

In a closely watched decision, a majority of the New York Court of Appeals has held that local anti-hydrofracking zoning rules can trump the state’s pro-energy development oil and gas law. The Court’s decision came in a pair...more

7/2/2014 - Conflicts of Laws Energy Fracking Fracking Bans Municipalities Oil & Gas

New York Appeals Court Upholds Zoning Laws Banning Hydrofracking over State Oil and Gas Laws

In Norse Energy Corporation USA v. Town of Dryden, et al. and Cooperstown Holstein Corporation v. Town of Middlefield, the Third Department upheld local ordinances banning all activities related to the exploration for and the...more

5/30/2013 - Declaratory Relief Fracking Fracking Bans Local Ordinance Moratorium Natural Gas Oil & Gas Preemption

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