Mitt Romney's Fracking Hit List

The top 10 targets for destructive drilling if Romney is elected
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George Washington National Forest
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Virginia's George Washington National Forest

This 1.1 million acre national forest reaches as close as 100 miles from Washington, D.C., and provides drinking water for more than 250,000 people. Under the Obama administration, the Forest Service has proposed a 15-year ban on fracking in the forest, half of which sits atop the Marcellus Shale – a reserve of nearly 84 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Environmentalists believe the moratorium would never survive a Romney administration.

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