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Authority retracts plan to ban fracking in US forest

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 05:50

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Conservationists say fracking could contaminate water at its source.

Richmond, Virginia

THE US Forest Service has backed off a proposal to ban fracking in the George Washington National Forest - a move likely to upset conservationists who oppose the controversial drilling practice.

Under a final plan that was set for release on Tuesday, the Forest

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