(NaturalNews) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to open up bidding for fracking operations in Ohio’s only national forest.
An online auction is planned for Dec. 13 that will accept bids of as little as $2 per acre for the first 1,600 of 40,000 acres to be leased to oil and gas developers in Wayne National Forest.
Opponents of the leasing scheme claim that the decision was based on flawed environmental assessments that underestimated the potential environmental impact on the forest.
From True Activist:
“Following its final environmental assessment of the effects of fracking on Wayne National Forest, the BLM found that “no significant impact” would take place if fracking was allowed to occur in the area. However, the environmental assessment ignored fracking’s threat to drinking water, as well as its effect on air quality and climate. The assessment also fails to consider the cumulative effects of
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