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New York Lawyer Wins Green Nobel Prize
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James and Dianne Saxe. Helen Slottje, a lawyer in Ithaca, New York, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work “helping towns across New York defend themselves from oil and gas companies by passing local bans... Read More

New York’s Highest Court Hears Oral Arguments on Local Zoning Bans
Posted on 17 Jun 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy . On June 3rd, the New York Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the authority of a municipality to ban certain oil and gas activities within its jurisdiction. The Court is reviewing two lower court... Read More

Deal Is A Deal: Ecogen Wind Prevails In Windfarming Dispute
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The New York Law Journal reported on January 2, 2014 that the Town of Prattsburgh, which, during the relevant time, had virtually no laws, codes or requirements on the books governing the installation of wind turbine facilities... Read More

  • Blog Post: Deal Is A Deal: Ecogen Wind Prevails In Windfarming Dispute

    By William A. Ruskin The New York Law Journal reported on January 2, 2014 that the Town of Prattsburgh, which, during the relevant time, had virtually no laws, codes or requirements on the books governing the installation of wind turbine facilities, was not permitted by the court to retroactively...
  • Blog Post: New York Lawyer Wins Green Nobel Prize

    By Meredith James and Dianne Saxe. Helen Slottje, a lawyer in Ithaca, New York, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work “helping towns across New York defend themselves from oil and gas companies by passing local bans on fracking” (the US equivalent of anti-fracking...
  • Blog Post: New York’s Highest Court Hears Oral Arguments on Local Zoning Bans

    By Michael C. Murphy . On June 3rd, the New York Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the authority of a municipality to ban certain oil and gas activities within its jurisdiction. The Court is reviewing two lower court decisions , Dryden, [ enhanced version available...