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Proposed fracking ban in Virginia national forest triggers debate

By Bob Downing Published: June 5, 2013

A proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to ban hydraulic fracturing or fracking in a Virginia national forest has triggered new debate.

The ban would affect the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.

Most of the national forest is in Virginia, although it spills over into West Virginia and Kentucky. It covers 1.8 million acres.

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