Energy Industry Heavyweights Arguing Against Outright Ban On 'Fracking' In National ParkEnvironmental groups are fearful that a new blueprint for the 1.1-million-acre George Washington National Forest will open the largest federally protected forest in the East to a form of natural gas drilling that has spawned its own environmental movement.
Virginia Residents: Back Horizontal Drill Ban In U.S. ParkVirginians who commented on a new management plan for the George Washington National Forest support a proposed ban on a much-criticized type of natural gas drilling in the forest's 1 million acres, an analysis of more than 53,000 public submissions concludes.

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