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Ithaca set to file amicus brief in Dryden gas drilling ban suit

As the region awaits a decision by New York State’s highest court to decide whether to take up Norse Energy Corporation’s suit against the Town of Dryden’s ban on natural gas drilling, some local municipalities are lending support.

The City of Ithaca may soon join the Town of Ulysses and others across the state in filing “friends of the court” briefs or “amicus briefs” in support of Dryden.

At the center of this case is the question of whether municipalities have the right to zone against oil and gas development.

The Court of Appeals is considering whether to take up the case which was upheld in the State Supreme Court Appellate Division earlier this year.

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