NRDC First Amendment Lawsuit Against the Town of Sanford, NY

Legal Filings
February 12, 2013

NRDC lawsuit, filed against the Town of Sanford, New York, for violating its residents' First Amendment right to free speech by placing a gag order on discussion of proposed fracking in the state at town board meetings. 

On September 11, 2012, the Sanford Town Board unanimously passed a resolution forbidding further discussion about natural gas development during the public participation portion of Town Board.