HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: N.Y. court to rule on local fracking bans by July 4 Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 The oil and gas industry is testing the might of local zoning laws in New York's Court of Appeals. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.