2nd Circuit Sends Fracking Moratorium Lease Case To New York Court Of Appeals

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 3:09 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 31, 2014, certified two questions to the New York Court of Appeals related to lease disputes pertaining to hydraulic fracturing. Specifically, the Second Circuit said the New York high court should determine whether a fracking moratorium affected the expiration date of the leases at issue as a group of landowners contends (Walter R. Beardslee, et al. v Inflection Energy LLC, et al., No. 12-4897, 2nd Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document #94-140812-015Z.)...
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