Update on Fracking in Virginia

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An article published in the New York Times yesterday states that limited fracking will now be allowed in Virginia’s George Washington National Forest (which is within the Chesapeake Bay watershed). 90% of the forest will be closed to fracking, but natural gas extraction will be allowed on privately owned land, and on 10,000 acres which are currently leased for energy development.

Both environmentalists and the gas industry are claiming victories on this decision.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/us/us-backs-limited-use-of-oil-drilling-technique-in-national-forest-compromise.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=1

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