Shale Energy Law Blog
New York Landowners Seeking Plaintiffs for "Takings" Lawsuit Against State
March 1, 2013
This week the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc. (JLCNY) announced that they are seeking landowner plaintiffs for a lawsuit against New York State. JLCNY announced in early February its plan to sue the state. According to JLCNY, the lawsuit “will focus on claims where the failure to grant [high-volume hydraulic fracturing] permits has deprived landowners of all economically viable uses of their real property or interfered with reasonable investment-backed expectations.” The Associated Press recently reported on the fear shared by many New York landowners that a “golden opportunity” has passed due to the state rulemaking delay.