By Pat Loeb

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The eight Democratic candidates for governor met in Philadelphia, last night, for a forum on the environment. It was a topic that found broad agreement from the group.

“I think we’re all going to agree on this particular issue and I want to say ditto to all my colleagues,” said Allentown mayor Ed Pawlowski, as he noted there were scant differences among the candidates on clean energy, open space funding and the gas extraction process of “fracking.”

But they were there: candidate Max Myers called for a moratorium on fracking — a step further than the other candidates would go. Pawlowski vowed to take no campaign money from any gas interests, a restriction the others, such as Myers, said they felt was unnecessary.

“I can only dream big money would want to come my direction,” Myers said.

Mainly, though, they kept their aim on Governor Tom Corbett, who one of them will face in November. Corbett had declined an invitation to participate.

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