Court rules that local communities can ban fracking

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July 1, 2014- The WSJ reports, “New York state’s highest court struck a blow Monday for home rule and against fracking, deciding that municipalities can use zoning laws to ban the natural-gas extraction method that has fueled a U.S. energy boom. New York is the second state in the Northeast, after Pennsylvania, to give municipalities the ability to trump state rules and curtail fracking.”

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