August 19, 2018

NYS Model Solar Energy Law

The New York State Model Solar Energy Law and Toolkit are Out


This Model Solar Energy Law (Model Law) is designed to assist communities in New York State adopt zoning provisions that promote solar energy systems while protecting community character and the environment. The Model Law is intended as … Continue reading

Marcellus Shale driller fighting South Fayette ordinance

By Erich Schwartzel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Range Resources made a significant move Tuesday in what is likely the first step in a legal challenge to the wave of small-town regulations on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company filed an appeal to the zoning hearing board … Continue reading

Full Environmental Assessment Form for Town of Tusten, Sullivan County, NY

Prepared by: William J. Pammer Jr., Ph.D.   Pammer Associates
PO Box 173   Bethel, NY 12720

Prepared for: Town Board
Town of Tusten
210 Bridge Street
PO Box 195
Narrowsburg, NY 10590

Date: July 25, 2011
Updated: August 1, 2011

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A Legal Plan to Control Drilling

David Slottje and Helen Holden Slottje

What comes to mind when you think about upstate New York? Rolling farmlands, fresh air, and the chirping of birds? Or heavy truck traffic at all hours of the day and night, the smell of chemicals in the air, distant views pockmarked with drilling … Continue reading