U.S. Bureau of Land Management Environmental Group Threatens Legal Action Over Leasing Of Wayne National Forest Land For Fracking By Associated Press • Dec 19, 2016 theoec.org The Ohio Environmental Council plans to challenge the leasing of land in the Wayne National Forest to oil-and-gas drilling companies. Oil And Gas Companies Pay 1.7 Million To Lease Wayne National Forest Land For Fracking By Associated Press • Dec 16, 2016 buckeyeforestcouncil.org The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says oil-and-gas drillers from five states have paid more than 1.7 million dollars to lease 759 acres of Wayne National Forest land for fracking. USDA Closes Wayne National Forest Offices Ahead Of Fracking-Related Land Sale By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Dec 12, 2016 buckeyeforestcouncil.org The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed its offices at the Wayne National Forest to the public through Tuesday, the day it auctions 16 hundred acres for fracking. Feds Again Considering Fracking In Wayne National Forest By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 6, 2015 buckeyeforestcouncil.org The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is again considering requests to open Wayne National Forest to oil and gas drilling. Feds To Allow Fracking In State Forest By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 30, 2013 The U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to open more than 45-hundred acres of the Blue Rock State Forest in Muskingum County to fracking.