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Radicals push past old-school activism to oppose shale drilling

MILLFIELD, Ohio -- Cusi Ballew is willing to die to stop drilling. He's climbing a dozen feet above the soggy ground this September afternoon for practice. When the time comes, he'll climb even higher and dare authorities to cut the ropes. A couple of slits could send him plunging 60 feet down. That's what it takes, he says, to draw attention to rampant natural gas development in the area.

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