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A natural gas well operated by Northeast Natural Energy on Saturday, Aug.  6, 2011. The well is the subject of a dispute over a drilling ban recently enacted by the city of Morgantown, which is directly across the Monongahela River from the well. Seen in the background at left is the Morgantown mall and a water tower. (AP Photo/David Smith)

A natural gas well operated by Northeast Natural Energy on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The well is the subject of a dispute over a drilling ban recently enacted by the city of Morgantown, which is directly across the Monongahela River from the well. Seen in the background at left is the Morgantown mall and a water tower. (AP Photo/David Smith)