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Attorney Deborah Goldberg of Earthjustice, who represents the town of Dryden, N.Y., against energy interests, talks before a news conference at the Capitol on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. A four-judge state appellate panel is expected to decide in six to eight weeks whether New York towns have the legal right to ban oil and gas development within their borders, or whether state regulatory law trumps local authority. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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