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Fracking Fight Focuses on a New York Town’s Ban

The small town of Dryden New York could soon be known for something more than its many dairy and crop farms. In August 2011, the town passed a zoning ordinance effectively forbidding hydraulic fracturing, the controversial gas extraction method also known as fracking. The ordinance passed after a strong local lobbying effort, prompted a lawsuit now being mulled by New York State's highest court, the Court of Appeals, whose ruling could settle the long-simmering issue of whether the state's municipalities can ban the drilling process. To read the entire article from the New York Times, click here.