Saturday, August 3, 2013

State forest proposed as fracking site

Columbus Dispatch

By  Spencer Hunt
The Columbus Dispatch Tuesday July 30, 2013 8:18 AM

A federal agency has plans to open most of Blue Rock State Forest in Muskingum County to fracking.
The proposal, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management website, would open 4,525 acres of mineral rights beneath the 4,578-acre state forest and two townships for bids from oil and gas companies during a Dec. 12 public sale. The sale has environmental-advocacy groups questioning why neither federal nor state officials took any additional steps to inform the public.