Lenape files NY lawsuit to overturn fracing moratorium

12/10/2012
Lenape Resources Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Avon, a town in Livingston County, NY, to overturn a municipal moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas exploration and production. The lawsuit also names the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which regulates gas development for the state of New York. DEC awaits completion of a health study and public comment before finalizing its draft on state regulations for high-volume fracing. Meanwhile, DEC has filed a revised draft of proposed high-volume fracing regulations with the New York Department of State. A decision has yet to be made on whether to permit fracing in New York. New York has had a temporar...
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