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Fracking Supporters See Continued Judicial Obstacles


By Teresa Bakner

Pro horizontal hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") supporters suffered a setback due to two related decisions recently issued in Albany Supreme Court in July 2014:

Wallach v. the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 2014 WL 3772699 (N.Y.Sup.) (Trial Order) Albany County, July 11, 2014


Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc. v. Cuomo, 2014 WL 3772700 (N.Y.Sup.) (Trial Order) Albany County, July 11, 2014

Petitioners had sought to compel various state officials to finalize a Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement ("SGEIS") relative to the use of fracking to extract natural gas. The process to finalize the document has been perpetually delayed without any public schedule for completion. All causes of action were dismissed mainly due to the lack of standing by those who originally commenced the two actions.

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