October 16, 2017

Local Governments: Rights and Powers Review

Mary Jo Long, Esq.

Introduction:

I am going to talk about the legal rights and powers of local government with respect to gas drilling in their communities. First, I am going to review 2 NY Court decisions that were made less than 2 weeks ago that impact on this topic. Then I’m going to go back 4 years and put these cases into perspective and context. I also intend to talk about the takings “threat” that pro-gas drilling spokespersons have been making. And I hope to talk about some other police power and home rule rights that local governments have that are relevant to the incidental aspects and infrastructure of gas drilling.

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