30 Jun '14, 3pm

Landmark court victory against #fracking in NY: @Earthjustice

9 Six weeks after Dryden's vote, a billionaire-owned oil and gas company sued to overturn the town’s fracking ban. When the company lost and appealed, Dryden leaders came to Earthjustice for legal representation . "The people of Dryden stood up to defend their way of life against the oil and gas industry," said Earthjustice Managing Attorney Deborah Goldberg . "The town has a very strong case. Previous courts have ruled that localities retain their longstanding power to regulate land use, including by prohibiting industrial activities such as gas development in their communities. We'll do everything we can to ensure this victory stands." After Dryden passed their ban more than 170 other towns in New York followed suit. The fate of those towns—and many more that hoped to pass bans—hung in the balance as the case advanced through the legal system.

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/features/photos-dryden

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