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Land Use Law Update: The Court of Appeals Issues a Victory for Home Rule in Wallach v. Town of Dryden and Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield

By Sarah Adams-Schoen


In the midst of the often heated controversy swirling around the issue of hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as “hydrofracking” and “fracking”), New York’s Court of Appeals recently issued a straightforward ruling, which focused on long-established precedent concerning the right of municipalities to regulate mining land uses, rather than focusing on the contentious economic or environmental issues surrounding the fracking debate. This article discusses that ruling

Topics: land use, home rule, fracking, hydrofracking, hydraulic fracturing, zoning, mining, Wallach, Dryden, Middlefield, Land Use Law, Law
Publisher: Digital Commons @ Touro Law Center
Year: 2014
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