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Another Court Upholds Fracking Ban

cornellsun.com -- A New York State Supreme Court upheld the Town of Middlefield’s ban on hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling on Friday, mirroring a decision made Tuesday on Dryden’s hydraulic fracturing ban.

The decisions are widely expected to set a precent for cities and towns across the state that have banned fracking.

Donald Cerio, Jr., Otsego County Acting Supreme Court Justice, ruled that the Town of Middlefield was in compliance with State law when it passed a ban on oil and gas drilling in June, according to court documents.

"Local municipalities are permitted to permit or prohibit oil, gas and solution mining or drilling " Cerio wrote in his decision.

More than 50 New York communities have banned gas drilling, according to The Wall Street Journal.


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honda0105
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NHL: I'm with you. I prefer clean drinking water over short term cheaper fuel.
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I think Keystone thinks this oil is needed to sell overseas.
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Their gas should go up to 5.00 gallon till they realize this oil is needed to move forward.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 6:18:35 AM

Wow
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:41:51 PM


A wise ruling to allow localities to make an important decision on their quality of life. I too prefer safe and clean drinking water.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:35:27 PM

All things considered, I would rather pay higher gas prices than to to have to drink polluted water due to fracking chemicals.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:09:08 PM

Lawyers making more money and everyone else paying higher fuel prices...
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:58:43 PM

Although I may not agree on the decision that was made. I believe that states and local governments should churn out these issues. The local people have skin in the game and should be able to decide what they want.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:55:53 PM

another interesting fracking input
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:46:31 PM

Good for the courts to uphold local laws.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:38:50 PM

Amazing....another Liberal town who will cry all the way to the bank when all the fracking money starts to flood there city.
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They will simply be charged more to have gas piped in or face paying the dreaded cost of heating oil.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:35:38 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:34:46 PM

Oh!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:33:01 PM

OK!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:30:18 PM

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:29:20 PM

Fracking is safe when done properly and with constant supervision otherwise it is dangerous to lethal to the surrounding population wether human or wildlife!
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ok
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:23:03 PM

Sooner or later we will find out if fracking is harmful or not. It just kind of makes sense that if you put something in the ground that is not good for you then you shouldn't do it.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:22:27 PM

Enough talk more action.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:21:37 PM

A prospect of things to come.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:18:45 PM

Good. People - in towns at least - should have the right to not have oil wells sitting right on their door steps - especially if they don't own their own mineral rights.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:18:19 PM

Another court upholds fracking ban.Sometimes you have to stop big oil companies on there tracks.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:18:05 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:14:47 PM

Bans are generally permanant. they should try a moratorium until the effects are understood a little more.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:13:11 PM

More fuel for the debate
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Let's see how they feel when their home heating costs triple.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:07:41 PM

I'm against Frackin too-I don't want to pollute my children's drinking water.
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Ban Roll-on!
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Not in my back yard- the call of the green mafia.
Ban everything, live in your parents basement for the rest of your life.
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ban everything now!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 8:01:39 PM

Ban All Fracking....
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:58:41 PM

ya! Down with the Frackin!
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Way to go supreme court!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:50:38 PM

OK...
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Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:46:33 PM

Awesome-ban them all!
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Should be banned.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:41:14 PM

Okay.
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why shouldn't they be allowed to ban something
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Fracking's ruining PA but there's a lot of campaign contributions at stake so the drilling continues.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:38:37 PM

Fine. Drill other places and let them walk.
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Good, it's bad.
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What will they do now?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:29:17 PM

Great! When the oil drillers and big oil; stop acting like the tobacco companies did, and clean up their act, then they will be able to drill and maybe even if they start using better and safer methods be able to use some kind of fracking.
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Ban what you want Middlefield. See where you wind up in the fuel que. Instead of drill baby drill maybe you should hear walk baby walk.
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Good........
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As he world turns
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SCREWED AGAIN!
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