Will fracking soon be allowed in the Town of Avon?

Posted at: 02/04/2013 2:41 AM

nullA lawsuit between a gas drilling company and a Livingston County town will head to court on Monday.

Lenape Resources filed the $50 million lawsuit against the Town of Avon in November.

The lawsuit is challenging the one year moratorium on hydrofracking, saying the town has illegally shut down present and future gas production.

Regional activists and community leaders are expected to rally at the Livingston County Courthouse at 9:30 Monday morning.

Activists say they will continue to rally against fracking and defend its moratorium in court.

Groups such as New Yorkers Against Fracking and Frack Free Genesee will lead local residents in the rally.

So far, only Avon has been targeted in a lawsuit from Lenape Resources.