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Second Fracking Lawsuit Threatened By New York Landowners

3a8732966c7469fdb38314b42f55d848A second lawsuit is reportedly being threatened against the State of New York by a number of landowners who believe that the Department of Environmental Protection has abused its discretion with respect to its on-going health review of hydraulic fracturing in New York. According to reports, a letter has been sent to the DEC stating that the agency is in violation of various state statutes (i.e., the New York Environmental Quality Review Act and the Environmental Conservation Law) because the statutes require that the health…

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This Week’s Top Fracking Related Legal News

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  1. North Carolina Sets Distances Between Drilling and Homes and Streams
  2. Virginia to Expand Chemical Disclosures
  3. Proposed Fracking in George Washington National Forest Is Met With Vigorous Opposition
  4. New York Landowners Threaten Another Lawsuit Arising Out of Fracking Delays 
  5. New York Will Not Issue Fracking Permits Until At Least March 2015

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Natural Gas Company Agrees to Settle CWA Claim in West Virginia

EPA LogoAn oil and gas company has agreed to settle an action brought by the EPA and the State of West Virginia arising out of claims that the company violated the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) and certain state regulations. Specifically, the federal and state regulators claimed— and the company denied– that the company’s hydraulic fracturing-related activities had impacted certain streams and wetlands by, among other things, discharging dirt, rocks and other materials.  The governments claimed that these violations impacted approximately two miles of streams and…

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