Hydrofracking / Hydraulic Fracturing
Hydrofracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial method by which natural gas is extracted from rock. The debate over hydrofracking continues in New York, with the landscape constantly changing based on the competing interests involved, and litigation is taking place.
Our municipal attorneys are well versed on the issues involved and counsel municipalities, individual landowners and businesses in relation to their rights and obligations under current agreements, leases and contracts. We also assist our clients in navigating the negotiation of new agreements with an eye toward maintaining flexibility in light of the unknown direction of regulation in New York.