While environmental groups are praising New York's decision last week to ban fracking, some local business owners who were hoping for a drilling-related boom are disappointed, according to a report.
"I'm devastated," New York apple grower David Johnson told The Guardian.
Energy companies denied the chance to drill in New York can move rigs to other states. But business owners and landowners, who had hoped to reap royalties from gas production, do not have that option.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, forces natural gas and crude oil out of shale buried deep below the earth by using highly pressurized and treated water.