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Appeals filed in New York on two town drilling bans

By Bob Downing Published: April 3, 2012

A Colrado-based drilling company and a New York dairy farm have filed appeals by decisions by New York state judges that upheld a ban on oil-and-gas drilling imposed by two New York towns.

Anschutz Exploration Corp. last week filed a notice of appeal of state Supreme Court Judge Phillip Rumsey, who on Feb. 21 on upheld gthe drilling ban imposed by the town of Dryden.

The company had sued Dryden last September seeking to overturn the ban.

Cooperstown Holstein Dairy Corp. has filed a similar appeal against the town of Middlefield's ban that was upheld Feb. 25 by Judge Donald Cerio Jr.

Attorneys said they expect thr two casdes to be consolidated and heard later this year by an appeals court in Albany.

A total of 22 New York towns have adopted laws banning drilling.

In 2010, New York i




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