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A New Yorker's Guide to Industrial Gas Drilling

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January 9, 2014 | Blog Post

Kryptonite for Superfund

It’s a hustle of grand proportions and deadly consequences. The House of Representatives will vote today on H.R. 2279, a bill that guts Superfund—the law that requires industries to handle their hazardous waste safely and clean up their toxic spills.

May 9, 2013 | In the News: Mother Jones

This Town Took On Fracking and Won

After a year and a half of appeals and legal arguments, the small upstate New York town of Dryden has prevailed over the oil and gas industry in court. A unanimous decision from New York’s Third Judicial Department upheld the town’s authority to ban fracking through zoning laws.

Said Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg, "It has got to be a morale boost to people who have been suffering the adverse effects of this industry to see people in a small town stand up to an incredibly powerful and wealthy industry and win."

April 3, 2013 | In the News: The Associated Press

NY court hears arguments on town fracking bans

Earthjustice defended the towns of Dryden and Middlefield, New York, in legal arguments concerning their authority to prevent oil companies from fracking on their land. The ruling, expected during the next six to eight weeks, rests on whether or not local zoning authority supersedes state regulations.

March 20, 2013 | In the News: Greenfield Daily Reporter

3rd NY town wins in court after gas industry challenge to fracking ban

There will be no fracking in Avon of Livingston County, New York. A judge ruled in favor of the town’s ban on the extreme efforts to extract fossil fuels. The court denied Lenape Resources’ challenge to the town’s ban on fracking. Courts have upheld similar bans in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield, and this decision comes just before oral arguments in appeals to those earlier rulings.