The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York filed a suit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in an effort to force the state to issue an environmental impact statement (EIS) on hydraulic fracturing. The EIS is required under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The plaintiffs request that the court compel the state DEC to complete the EIS, as it will determine whether New York will allow hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale. The suit was filed in the state Supreme Court.