Thursday, August 29, 2013

Good News for Land Owners from NYS Court of Appeals

NYS COURT OF APPEALS TO REVIEW MIDDDLEFIELD AND DRYDEN DECISIONS August 29, 2013 – Binghamton, NY— “The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York and our 77,000 landowners are ecstatic over the New York State Court of Appeals’ decision to review the lower court rulings in the Middlefield and Dryden cases. These decisions have wreaked havoc in our towns. Local municipalities are simply not equipped to decide issues affecting our state and national interests in producing clean domestic energy. New York cannot have a “not in my back yard approach” to energy development.” Scott Kurkoski, attorney for Jennifer Huntington in the Middlefield case said: “The future of New York’s energy policies and the rights of New York landowners now rests in the hands of the Justices of New York’s highest court. We are hopeful that the Court of Appeals will protect the rights of landowners and allow New York to realize the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas while allowing our nation to maintain its course towards energy independence.”

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