Will the US Open a National Forest to Fracking?

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The U.S. Forest Service is considering opening up the George Washington National Forest in Virginia to the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking, causing alarm over the potential destruction to the park as well as the contamination of drinking water for the millions of residents in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas, the Los Angeles Times reports Thursday.

An original draft plan for the forest preserve, released by the Forest Service in 2011, included a ban on fracking that spawned “an outcry from industry.” That outcry pushed the Forest Service to reconsider. A final decision on the ban has now been delayed several times as the industry has continued pressure on the agency.

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Mark Ruffalo @ #OccupyWallStreet: LOSE THE FEAR

Luke Rudkowski runs into Actor, Producer & Director Mark Ruffalo (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0749263/) at #ows Occupy Wall Street in Washington Square Park.

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Future Islands – Balance #occupywallstreet Washington Square March: It Just Takes Time

Occupy Wall Street Protesters march from Liberty Square to Washington Square Park, then Back to Liberty Square. Recorded 10.8.11. DD

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Music by Future Islands – Balance from the new album On the Water

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