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Environmentalists fight natural-gas leasing in Pa. forests

A buried treasure of natural gas under Pennsylvania’s forests and hills has a lot of people hoping for a big payoff: rural landowners, big energy companies and, now, the state’s politicians.

The state’s fragile budget deal rests in part on a plan to raise more than $200 million over two years by opening up more state forest land to gas drilling.

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