May 2, 2016

A FEDERAL AGENCY IS SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AN ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED OIL AND GAS LEASING IN SOUTHEASTERN OHIO


A FEDERAL AGENCY IS SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AN ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED OIL AND GAS LEASING IN SOUTHEASTERN OHIO. THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT ANALYZES IMPACTS ON ABOUT 40,000 ACRES UNDERNEATH THE WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST. THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT SAYS IT IS ASSESSING A BROADER AREA THAN WOULD BE OPENED TO DRILLING TO AVOID HAVING TO DO A SEPARATE REPORT ON EACH INDIVIDUAL LEASE REQUEST. THE PROPOSAL HAS SEEN HEATED DEBATE THAT PITS SUPPORTERS OF THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF THE WELLS AGAINST SOUTHEASTERN OHIO RESIDENTS AND GROUPS CONCERNED ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW UNTIL MAY 29TH.

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