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  • RFK Jr. Speech on Oligarchy, Facism & Corporatism

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. gave a devastatingly inspiring speech at the April 28, 2014 Goldman Prize ceremony in San Francisco.   Read More...

  • Waste, Correlative Rights, Greater Ultimate Recovery: A Strikeout

    CEDC filed an amicus [friend of the court] brief in the Norse Energy v. Town of Dryden case - and debunked yet another series of bogus arguments made by the frackers in their attempt to frack here, there and everywhere, without any regard for whether or not the people in these communities want to be fracked. Here in New York, the frackers brought (and ultimately lost) the Dryden case against a town that said "No Fracking." The frackers claimed that the state's Oil, Gas & Solution Mining Law ...  Read More...

  • Helen Slottje Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

    Using a clause in the state constitution that gives municipalities the right to make local land use decisions, Helen Slottje provided pro-bono legal assistance, helping towns across New York defend themselves from oil and gas companies by passing local bans on fracking. Much of upstate New York is a rural landscape dotted by small towns, dairy farms, vineyards and bed-and-breakfasts. It is also home to the headwaters of the Finger Lakes that provide drinking water for much of the northeastern re...  Read More...

  • Norse Energy: What's Happening?

    The Real Reason Norse Energy filed for bankruptcy … And what happens to their lawsuit against the Town of Dryden? It has been a tough week for sharp-elbow business practices in the fracking sector. In Virginia, a federal judge certified class action status in a lawsuit accusing two fracking companies of drilling on properties that had not been leased, and cheating thousands of landowners in Appalachia out of millions of dollars in royalties.   Read More...

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