Feds Again Considering Fracking In Wayne National Forest
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is again considering requests to open Wayne National Forest to oil and gas drilling. Oil and gas companies formally expressed interest in fracking on nearly 32 thousand acres of the forest in southeastern Ohio. The bureau says it's reviewing to see if the government owns mineral rights and assess potential environmental risks. Companies told the bureau in 2011 they wanted to drill beneath the forest. The proposal was dropped after opposition from residents and environmental groups.