From earlier today:
12:11 p.m.: DEC Commissioner Joe Martens reveals local fracking bans a "legal game changer."....
12:30 p.m.: [DOH Commissioner] Zucker says he wouldn't live in a community that allows fracking.
12:33 p.m.: State DEC has banned hydraulic fracturing
Local politics can make a huge difference, even in - perhaps especially in - battles that seemed hopeless. The Town of Dryden's passing a drilling ban and persevering in its defense wasn't the only thing that led to today's decision, but it was a critical component of the story.
You can make a difference.