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Environmentalists differ in mindset, willingness to work with frackers

On the battleground against fracking, critics who say they fight for the environment often are branded broadly.

Cast against an industry that says it can bring energy independence to the country and an economic boost to Pennsylvania, environmental groups in the state have made shale gas drilling a cornerstone issue — but disagree on how to address it.

Some say collaboration and better regulation are key. Others will accept nothing less than a moratorium or outright ban on hydraulic fracturing.

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