The highest courts in both Colorado and New York have confirmed that local municipalities do have teh right to regulate the use of land inside their jurisdictions. The NY State of Court of Appeals did uphold the bans two towns have made on shale gas drilling, this includes hydrofracking. The Supreme Court of Colorado's ruling prepared the way for ballot initiatives which will propose that the constitution of the state be amended to give local governments the authority to enact these and similar laws which regulate oil and gas development. The initiative, if approved, will provide municipalities the authority to ban hydraulic fracking as well as create documents such as an Environmental Bill of Rights. There are already several initiatives being considered but each use slightly different language. These initiatives will give proponents the opportunity to choose which of the initiatives will be most appealing and successful among voters in the state.