This morning's ruling from New York State's highest court, holding that towns can ban fracking in city limits, is a huge setback for petrocratic rule.
The case, Norse Energy v Dryden, stems from a 2011 zoning rule banning fracking in the down of Dryden, NY. More than 170 towns across America have since followed suit, and this ruling will definitely resonate through them; next up is a case in Ohio
In Huge Defeat for Oil and Gas Industry, Court Rules New York Towns Can Ban Fracking [Tessa Stuart/Village Voice]
(Image: CREDO Action & New Yorkers Against Fracking Protest Gov. Cuomo's Plan to Frack New York, CREDO, CC-BY)