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. The protest joins others submitted last week by Ohio University, Athens County Commissioners, Athens City Council, Athens City administration, Athens Conservancy,Hocking River Commission, and dozens of individual citizens. BFC’s protest alleges violations of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the National Forest Management Act (NFMA).  See the formal protest letter...

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