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In this Dec. 13, 2012 file photo, Elizabeth Allen of Boulder, Colo., wears a "No Friggin' Frackin" sign while waiting for a public meeting to begin on the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," at the Boulder County Courthouse in Boulder, Colo. As hydraulic fracturing mobilizes thousands around the country, industry and some environmental groups in Illinois came together to draft regulations both sides could live with. Some hope that cooperative approach could be a model for other states. AP Photo

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