This photo essay was produced by Earthjustice, an environmental law nonprofit that represented the town of Dryden, New York, near Ithaca, as the town sought to defend its zoning laws banning drilling. The state’s high court recently ruled in favor of the town. This photo essay first appeared on Earthjustice’s website.
When the oil and gas industry came to the small town of Dryden, New York, population 14,500, with plans to start fracking, things didn’t turn out quite how they expected. Use the link below to find out how a group of neighbors turned the tables on a powerful industry.