FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Scott Kurkoski, JLCNY, 607 759-6882 or
NYS COURT OF APPEALS RULES IN
MIDDDLEFIELD AND DRYDEN
June 30, 2014 – Binghamton, NY—
“The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York is disappointed with the New York State Court of Appeals’ ruling in Middlefield and Dryden.” said Dan Fitzsimmons, President of the JLCNY. “The rights of the State and its experts at the DEC to make decisions concerning the production of New York’s domestic resources has been obliterated by the Court in favor of a not in my back yard mentality.”
Fitzsimmons said: “Many communities across New York want to see the benefits of natural gas development. The Governor has indicated that development should occur in communities where it is favored. Given the Court’s decision, it’s time for the State to issue the final SGEIS allowing natural gas exploration in towns that want to develop their natural resources. “
Scott Kurkoski who represents dairy farmer Jennifer Huntington in Cooperstown Holstein Corporation vs. the Town of Middlefield...