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Businesses say they didn't sign fracking petition

9:30 AM, Feb 22, 2013   |    comments
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - More than 20 business leaders in Fort Collins say they were surprised to find their names on a petition opposed to a proposed ban on fracking within the city.

The petition was given to the Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday by a state oil and gas association opposed to the ban.

According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan (http://tinyurl.com/b89jlmy ), some business representatives say someone else signed their names, while others say they did not know what they were signing.

A consulting firm that circulated the petition says it did not verify all signatures, and the purpose of the petition was not misrepresented.

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