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Victory! Big loss for frackers as highest court affirms home rule

In late June, local communities triumphed over the fracking industry in a precedent-setting case decided by the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.

In a test case pitting community rights against the oil and gas industry, the court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, including oil and gas operations, within municipal borders.

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