Top NY Court says towns can ban fracking


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cue the cavalcade of concerned conservatives, questioning the idea of local rule, now that it is convenient.


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Sounds to me as if the drilling companies have not done enough to share the wealth.

Surely there are some city council members whose childrens' college funds could use a boost. It's the American way!!


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Now that I have two producing gas wells on my property (where I own the mineral rights), I'm thinking of becoming an anti-fracking activist.

Seems reasonable that putting 5-10 percent of my royalties into discouraging production anywhere else would be money well spent. If it works for the Saudis, why not me??


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Have you considered forming a well regulated militia?


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"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."

So which is it -- city or town?  In the State of New York, the terms "city" and "town" are not synonymous.  A city can be located inside of a town, or it can even overlap the boundaries of two or more towns.  The towns form a contiguous web extending across the entire state while cities are independent corporate entities that are not necessarily contiguous and may be widely separated.  


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Towns respond by not passing any such laws, in deference to the people more important than humans.


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