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Jun 25, 2011 4:19 PM by Matt Stafford

Sportsmen monitor gas drilling in Marcellus Shale

WHITELEY, Pa. (AP) - Fishermen are gearing up and hunters are taking aim at Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

A new coalition of outdoors groups has emerged as a potent force in the debate over natural gas drilling.

The Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation isn't against the process of fracking for gas, but its members want to ensure the rush to cash in on the valuable resource doesn't damage streams, forests, and the creatures calling those places home.

The movement has grown from grass-roots anger as passionate outdoorsmen found their questions about drilling and wildlife brought few answers from local or state officials.

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