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Foley & Lardner LLP: N.Y. Property Tax Exemption Extension for Renewable Energy Systems
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The New York legislature has passed a bill that extends a real property tax exemption for wind, solar and certain other energy systems until January 1, 2025. The bill provides that real property which includes an eligible energy system is exempt from... Read More

Babst Calland: New York Formally Bans High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing To Develop Marcellus Shale
Posted on 1 Jul 2015 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy | On June 29, 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued its Findings Statement which officially prohibits high-volume hydraulic fracturing to develop natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale.... Read More

Babst Calland: New York Court Dismisses Suits Seeking to Compel State’s Environmental Impact Statement
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by Babst Calland

By Holly A. Pisanelli On July 11, 2014, a New York state trial court dismissed two similar cases in which the plaintiffs sought to compel the State to finalize a Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (“SGEIS”) pursuant to... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: New York Public Service Commission Authorizes Longer Term NYSERDA REC Agreements
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Troutman Sanders

In a July order , the New York Public Service Commission authorizes the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to offer longer-term, fixed-price renewable energy credit agreements, extending the maximum term from ten to twenty... Read More

Babst Calland: New York Landowners Announce Intent to Sue Governor and State Over Drilling Delay
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy On November 12, 2013, the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York announced that it has finalized a complaint which the group intends to file in New York state court over the delay in deciding the future of shale drilling in the... Read More

DLA Piper: EPA Report Finds No Evidence Fracking Causes Widespread Impacts On Drinking Water
Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by DLA Piper

By: Robert J. Alessi and Jeffrey D. Kuhn | This client alert is part of an ongoing series by DLA Piper attorneys on the legal, regulatory and policy issues related to hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production in the US and internationally. The... Read More

Split New York High Court: Municipalities May Pass Laws Banning Fracking
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by James Cordrey

ALBANY, N.Y. — (Mealey’s) A divided New York Court of Appeals on June 30 ruled that local municipalities may pass bans on the oil and gas extraction procedure that uses hydraulic fracturing because the supersession clause in the statewide... Read More

New York Bans Hydraulic Fracturing Statewide
Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by James Cordrey

ALBANY, N.Y. — (Mealey's) The commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Dec. 17 announced at a meeting of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet that he will “issue a legally binding findings statement”... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight : Cuomo In No Rush To Join Other Dems In Endorsing Fracking
Posted on 8 Oct 2013 by State Net

By Rich Ehisen Arkansas has embraced it. So has Illinois. West Virginia and Colorado have too. Maryland is strongly considering it. And now California has become the latest state led by a Democratic governor to sign off on the controversial oil and... Read More

Babst Calland: New York High Court Asked to Re-hear Arguments in Case Banning Oil and Gas Activities
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy Citing a recently decided case in Colorado, the bankruptcy trustee for Norse Energy filed a motion in early August urging the New York Court of Appeals to re-hear arguments in the case. In June, the Court of Appeals issued an opinion... Read More

Babst Calland: New York’s Highest Court Sets Briefing Schedule in Local Gas Drilling Ban Cases
Posted on 18 Oct 2013 by Babst Calland

The New York Court of Appeals on September 30, 2013 set a schedule for the parties to file briefs in two cases that will likely have a substantial impact on the future of hydraulic fracturing in the state. In August of this year, the Court of Appeals... Read More

Babst Calland: New York Issues Final Environmental Review on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 15 May 2015 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy | On May 13, 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) released its Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program, signaling... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Energy Innovation in the Northeast Boosts the Solar Market
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Samuel J. Scroggins Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey are pioneering some of the nation’s most interesting developments in the retail energy space today that have important implications for the solar... Read More

Babst Calland: New York Court Declines to Re-Hear Land Use Case as Governor Anticipates Health Report by End of 2014
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy On October 16, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals denied a request by the bankruptcy trustee for Norse Energy to re-hear arguments in the landmark case affirming local zoning laws adopted by two upstate towns that prohibited oil... Read More