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Expected lawsuits don't follow NY fracking ban



Advocates on both sides of the years-long debate over natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale had assumed it would be the courts -- not the governor -- that ultimately decided fracking's fate in the Empire State. So far, they've been wrong. Jon Campbell / Albany Bureau

Constitution Pipeline investors vow legal fight









Supporters of the Constitution Pipeline rally Thursday in Binghamton.

ALBANY -- The investors behind the proposed Constitution Pipeline vowed Monday to fight a state agency's decision to deny them a crucial permit, accusing the state of "flagrant misstatements."

NY pipeline opponents flex muscle



ALBANY – With one natural-gas pipeline effectively rejected and another pulled off the table last week, anti-pipeline activists are flexing their political muscle in New York.

NY FRACKING: Did state come close to saying OK?








New York Sen. Dean Skelos, left, and his son. Adam, arrive to court on Nov. 17.
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Fracking deadline passes without lawsuit




ALBANY -- A leading oil-and-gas trade group will let a key deadline pass without challenging New York's ban on large-scale hydraulic fracturing.

Quiet lawsuit challenges N.Y.'s fracking ban









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ALBANY – A legal challenge to New York's ban on large-scale hydraulic fracturing has been hidden in plain site since May.

As NY readies to ban fracking, lawyers prepare to sue






New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on the environment on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.
(AP Photo/Mike Groll






New York's fracking ban starts the clock for lawsuits









Attorney Deborah Goldberg of Earthjustice, and who represented the Town of Dryden, N.Y., against energy interests, said of any possible lawsuit against New York’s ban on fracking that, “My assessment of it is the state has done a good job of defending its decision.”
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Fight over fracking lingers in New York









ALBANY, N.Y. — When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration first said it would ban large-scale hydraulic fracturing, it was hailed as a victory for vocal environmentalists and fracking opponents and a stunning defeat for the natural-gas industry.

The battle over fracking in New York may not be over




ALBANY – When Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration first said it would ban large-scale hydraulic fracturing, it was hailed as a victory for vocal environmentalists and fracking opponents and a stunning defeat for the natural-gas industry.

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