Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Town to be Sued for Banning Drilling

Gas company to sue Dryden over town's drilling ban

Case challenging new provision in town zoning rules could set precedent in New York

ALBANY -- In what could be a precedent-setting case for municipalities statewide, a Denver-based natural-gas company will file the first lawsuit against a local drilling ban in New York, the company's attorney said Tuesday.
Anschutz Exploration Corp. plans to file a lawsuit this week in state Supreme Court in Tompkins County to have the town of Dryden's ban struck down, according to Thomas West, an Albany-based attorney representing the company.
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