In a letter to Dryden, NY's town board, resident Ron Szymanski puts Dryden's me-too fracking ban in perspective. Syzmanski lists the logical problems raised by such a ban, and hits what we think could be the result most harmful to the ordinary Finger Lakes citizen.
ANTI-BUSINESS. The natural gas drilling ban limits opportunities for local businesses, from trucking to restaurants. The County recently dropped a road ordinance because of its unintended consequences on local businesses. In addition, it denies Dryden residents access to jobs and further compromises our tax base.We suspect that prohibiting the growth of easy entry jobs, and the prosperity those jobs might bring to locals, is one of the unstated goals of the organized defenders of the region's status quo.