New York Top Court OKs Local Drill Bans

UPDATE: One of the leading opponents of the natural gas extraction method of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – in Sullivan County and New York State cheered the appellate court’s decision to uphold local drilling bans.

“It’s a huge day for communities in New York,” said Wes Gillingham of Sullivan County-based Catskill Mountainkeeper.

Five towns in Sullivan have passed laws to ban fracking. Two, Delaware and Fremont, passed resolutions supporting it.

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