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GAS DRILLING-RELUCTANT EMBRACE
Some anti-drilling activists change tactics, sign leases and try to work with industry
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 6, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences — ruined water and air, sickened people and animals, a ceaseless parade of truck traffic.
Some activists say that with drilling in full swing in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, it's no longer realistic to push for a ban or moratorium. Instead, they say, it's better to push the industry to minimize the negative impacts of drilling.
One recently formed citizens group, for example, seeks to persuade energy companies to use advanced technologies to limit air emissions.
Rubinkam reported from northeastern Pennsylvania.