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Court Rules NYS Communities Can Ban Local Fracking

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The New York State Supreme Court this week ruled that local communities can implement bans on the controversial process of hydrofracking.

It’s being touted as a big win for environmentalists and property owners across the state who are opposed to the deep-drill method that results in the collection of natural gas.

Others feel bans on the process will mean missed economic opportunities.

On First News with Keeler in the Morning this week we spoke with of Environmental Advocates.

One of her concerns centered around air pollution, however, she indicated that pollution would come from the increase of diesel trucks which would transport machinery and the natural gas product. But, couldn’t that argument be made in any community that is experiencing new development, construction or industry in an field?

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