As reported last week, two lower courts in New York upheld municipal bans (one enacted by the Town of Middlefield, the other by the Town of Dryden) on oil and gas exploration and production within town limits. The concerns surrounding hydraulic fracturing prompted these bans, and the response is now being closely watched across the nation.  Please watch the LXBN TV interview below where Kelley Drye associate Eric Waeckerlin discusses why these bans will most likely be overturned and what potential precedent these cases may set.