Last week, Norse Energy filed its Notice of Appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals. .  In its notice of appeal, Norse seeks review of the Third Department’s decision in Norse Energy Corp. USA v. Town of Dryden, upholding the lower court’s determination that the Town of Dryden’s ban on hydraulic fracturing was not expressly or impliedly preempted by the Oil, Gas and Solutions Mining Law.
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Albany celebrated Earth Day this week by verbally acknowledging that New York State is no closer to permitting fracking today than it was last year.  Senate Environmental Chair Mark Grisanti recognized that a de facto moratorium exists in New York State concerning the natural gas resource, with the Cuomo Administration delaying its decision on how to proceed until more health and environmental studies are complete.
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