End Subsidies for Logging State Forests
Dec27

End Subsidies for Logging State Forests

Economic analysis reveals state forest timber sales unfairly compete with private sector and are a “loss leader” for taxpayers. The Shawnee State Forest Economic Study, released today by the Buckeye Forest Council, the Ohio Environmental Council the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter, and Voices for the Forest details how the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Forestry (DOF) management of our state forests is a loss leader...

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BIOMESS: Burning Trees for Energy!
Dec03

BIOMESS: Burning Trees for Energy!

Coal fired power plants want to burn trees as “biomass” on a huge scale to make energy and call it “green and clean.” The Ohio Public Utilities Commission has approved this practice to receive renewable energy credits. Old coal power plants prefer not to use agricultural crops for fuel because they cause corrosion and high emissions. Chipped trees will be the fuel of choice to burn with coal in a practice called co-firing. Current...

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BFC to WNF: Study Fracking!
Nov08

BFC to WNF: Study Fracking!

Green Groups Call on Wayne National Forest to Study Fracking Before Leasing.  Eight Ohio and national environmental organizations submitted a position letter regarding high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (HVHHF), or “fracking,” in the Wayne National Forest to Forest Supervisor Anne Carey yesterday, June 4, 2012. Read the Letter Here....

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Quail Hollow Fracking Event
Oct22

Quail Hollow Fracking Event

For Immediate Release: Concerned Citizens Gather at Ohio’s First Fracked Park Contacts: John Makley, Mohican Advocates, 419-709-6461, john@mohicanadvocates.org Nathan Johnson, Buckeye Forest Council, 614-949-6622, nathan@buckeyeforestcouncil.org   (Hartville, Ohio) – On Sunday, more than 50 concerned citizens converged at Quail Hollow State Park to protest the leasing and fracking of the park through a controversial legal...

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BFC leads national and state environmental groups’ protest of Wayne National Forest oil and gas lease sale
Jul12

BFC leads national and state environmental groups’ protest of Wayne National Forest oil and gas lease sale

Buckeye Forest Council (BFC)––on behalf of BFC; Natural Resources Defense Council; Sierra Club Ohio Chapter; Center for Health, Environment and Justice; Heartwood; Environment Ohio; and Ohio Environmental Council–-has filed a formal protest letter with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over proposed sales of gas and oil leases on five parcels totaling 3,302 acres of the Wayne National Forest in Athens, Perry, and Gallia counties....

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