Without zoning laws, gas drilling locations would be a "total free for all" in NY, says Cornell law professor

Matt Richmond
July 7, 2014

In a decision released last week, the highest court in New York ruled that local governments can ban drilling within their borders. And while hydrofracking remains on hold in the state, the ruling is expected to have a huge impact on the industry in New York if fracking is eventually permitted.

To get more of an understanding of the ruling and its meaning for New York law, Matt Richmond spoke with the dean of the law school at Cornell University, Eduardo Penalver.