The New York State Court of Appeals has upheld Home Rule when it comes to municipalities being able to ban hydrofracking.
The bad news is that it becomes more difficult for companies to hydrofrack in NYS . . . more difficult for NYS to obtain the economic benefits of same . . . and more difficult for the country to achieve energy independence from some not-so-nice countries in the Middle East.
The good news is that the governments closest to the people, local municipalities, can act to protect the interests of their citizens. And isn't that why we have government, to protect our well being?
Read the complete decision here.