Tue June 3, 2014

Parties revisit home rule arguments in Court of Appeals

Attorney representing the bankruptcy trustee for Norse Energy makes his oral argument before the Court of Appeals. Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg listens in the foreground.
Credit Innovation Trail

The debate over whether a municipality can ban hydraulic fracturing within its borders was brought before the State Court of Appeals Tuesday afternoon. The town of Dryden is defending its right to home rule against lawyers representing the bankruptcy trustee for Norse Energy.

Earthjustice managing attorney Deborah Goldberg says she feels confident bringing the case before the court because home rule is protected by the state constitution and New York isn’t alone.

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Mon June 2, 2014
Carbon Emissions

EPA emissions plan for New York state wants 45% reduction by 2030

The Clean Power Plan will 'unleash market forces' and 'protect local economies and jobs,' said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in her speech outlining the guidelines that aim to cut carbon pollution levels by 30 percent compared to 2005 levels.

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Fri May 30, 2014

Doctors ask DOH for more time to study fracking

Anti-Fracking protesters
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Researchers and medical professionals from around the state gathered in Albany Thursday to urge acting Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to impose a 3 to 5 year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York.

The current state moratorium expires on may 15th, 2015.

Physicians, nurses, peer-reviewed researchers and public health professionals are all part of the coalition pushing for a thorough analysis of the health and societal impacts of fracking.

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