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9:32 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Fracking Permitted In Wayne National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service says it will allow fracking in the Wayne National forest. Spokesperson Anne Carey says a land and resource management plan drafted in 2006 can adequately address any damage and risks to the forest. She also says a new environmental impact study is not needed despite evidence that fracking contaminates water supplies. The service began reviewing the drilling technology and the plan after local governments and environmental groups objected to the proposed leasing of more than 3-thousand acres of mineral rights for oil and gas drilling. The review delayed an auction of those rights.