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Groups Challenge Fracking Plan for Ohio’s Only National Forest

Groups Challenge Fracking Plan for Ohio’s Only National Forest

Conservation groups have filed an administrative protest challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plan for a September auction of three parcels in Ohio’s only national forest for oil and gas leasing. The parcels are adjacent to the Rover Pipeline. The protest, filed Monday, targets the BLM’s failure to adequately analyze the impacts of […]

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    Groups Challenge Fracking Plan for Ohio’s Only National Forest

    Groups Challenge Fracking Plan for Ohio’s Only National Forest

    Conservation groups have filed an administrative protest challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plan for a September auction of three parcels in Ohio’s only national forest for oil and gas leasing. The parcels are adjacent to the Rover Pipeline. The protest, filed Monday, targets the BLM’s failure to adequately analyze the impacts of […]

    Earthquake Strikes Wayne National Forest Near Fracking Operations

    Earthquake Strikes Wayne National Forest Near Fracking Operations

    By Jen Miller The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake Sunday in Monroe County with the epicenter located at 39.6663º N, 81.244º W. The 3.0 magnitude earthquake was located in the Marietta Unit of the Wayne National Forest. Approximately 40,000 acres of the forest are slated for fracking by the Bureau of Land Management. Earthquakes […]

    Lawsuit Launched Over Fracking in Wayne National Forest

    Lawsuit Launched Over Fracking in Wayne National Forest

    Conservation groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Thursday over invalid and outdated Endangered Species Act approvals of oil and gas leasing plans for the Wayne National Forest. The Center for Biological Diversity, Ohio Environmental Council, Heartwood and […]

    700+ Acres of Ohio’s Only National Forest Leased for Fracking

    700+ Acres of Ohio’s Only National Forest Leased for Fracking

    Despite heavy opposition from public health and environmental groups, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has leased 759 acres of Ohio’s only national forest for fracking. According to the Associated Press, oil and gas companies from Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado and Oklahoma forked over $1.7 million for the right to explore parts of […]

    Feds to Auction Off Ohio’s Only National Forest to Fracking

    Feds to Auction Off Ohio’s Only National Forest to Fracking

    Following its final Environmental Assessment and a “Finding of No Significant Impact,” the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has decided to offer 40,000 acres of Wayne National Forest—Ohio’s only national forest—up for fracking. Fracking could extend to other areas in Ohio, even a national forest. Wayne National Forest is located in southeast Ohio. ACFAN’s Ohio […]