Monday, December 19, 2011

Considering Bans in New York

An article here from the Ithaca Journal about potential bans in New York and tensions with mineral-rights holders. Raises interesting points there about the power of New York municipalities to regulate mineral extraction - seems like those powers are quite minimal compared to Texas municipalities.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NYT article on the power of municipalities to regulate drilling

This NYT article is a good one. It cuts to the a core issue: the power that cities and towns have to regulate activities in their jurisdiction. There is growing industry push-back against increasingly strict local ordinances.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

DAG Report is Released!

The DAG has just issued its formal report with recommendations to advise the City of Denton in its revision of the ordinance regulating natural gas drilling and production.