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Panel moves to ban fracking near river

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM The Associated Press

This article was published September 14, 2017 at 2:05 a.m.

A commission that oversees drinking water quality for 15 million people took an initial step Wednesday to ban drilling and hydraulic fracturing near the Delaware River and its tributaries, drawing criticism from the natural gas industry as well as from environmental groups worried that regulators would still allow the disposal of toxic drilling wastewater inside the area.

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