Sierra Club et al v.
Village of Painted Post Water Export Lawsuit
1/6/16: Elmira Star Gazette: Painted Post Loses Case Over Fracking Water: http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/2016/01/05/painted-post-loses-court-battle-over-water-sales/78311626/
1/1/16: Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Dept. Rules for Petitioners in Painted Post Water Withdrawal Case: http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad4/clerk/decisions/2015/12-31-15/PDF/0202.pdf
4/1/14: Appellate Division Decision in Favor of Painted Post: http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad4/clerk/decisions/2014/03-28-14/PDF/0202.pdf
4/2/13: Media Release by PHE, CPNY and Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/pp_ruling_press_release_final_040213.pdf
3/25/13: Sierra Club v. Painted Post Decision and Order: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/sierra_club_v._painted_post-merits_dec.pdf
3/26/13: The Ithaca Journal: Jeffrey Aaron: Judge Stops Painted Post Water Sale to PA Drilling Sites: http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013303260022
3/25/13: The Leader ([Corning]: Judge Halts Painted Post Water Sales: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/3-25-13_judge_halts_painted_post_water_sales.pdf
Judge Fisher has issued his opinion:
An injunction has been issued to stop the water withdrawals until a proper SEQRA review is completed and the water sale agreement and the lease have been voided. The judge agreed with the Sierra Club et al that a water sale is not a Type II action under SEQRA and that respondents improperly segmented their review.
For all information regarding this suit, please visit Rachel Treichler's website: http://treichlerlawoffice.com/pp/index.html
After 5 judges recused themselves, this case is now before Rochester Judge Kenneth Fisher. Richard Lippes of Buffalo (Sierra Club) and Rachel Treichler of Hammondsport represent the petitioners. Joseph Picciotti from Harris Beach in Pittsford represents the Village of Painted Post and the gas company SWEPI (a subsidiary of Shell).
3/2/13: Democrat and Chronicle: David Andeatta: Rally Opposes Sale of Water for Hydrofracking: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013303010058
scanned copy: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/3-2-13_dc_painted_post_rally.pdf
3/1/13: CITY Newspaper: Jeremy Moule: Southern Tier Water Case with Fracking Ties in Court today: http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/NewsBlog/archives/2013/03/01/southern-tier-water-case-with-fracking-ties-in-court-today
3/1/13: WHEC TV Rochester, NY: Groups Rally Outside Hall of Justice Over Fracking Lawsuit: http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2949034.shtml?cat=566
2/21/13: Press Release for 3/1/13 court hearing in Rochester: /uploads/8/0/2/5/8025484/paintedpostpressrelease2-21-13.pdf
1/29/13: The Leader [Corning]: Derrick Ek: Hearing Set for Painted Post Water Lawsuit: http://www.the-leader.com/news/x711912353/Hearing-set-for-Painted-Post-water-lawsuit
7/10/12: Press Connects.com: Ray Finger: Painted Post Faces Lawsuit Over Water Project: http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20120710/NEWS01/207100348/Painted-Post-faces-lawsuit-over-water-project
4/25/11: Press Connects.com: Jeff Murray: Railroad Seeks Water Station in Painted Post: http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20110425/NEWS01/104250340/Railroad-seeks-water-station-Painted-Post