The U.S. Forest Service says the shale drilling technique for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing can take place in a national forest in southeast Ohio.
The Forest Service released its report Monday after a study of a land and resource management plan drafted in 2006 for the Wayne National Forest.
Forest Supervisor Anne Carey says that plan can adequately address any damage and risks to the forest from the gas extraction method also known as fracking.
She also says a new environmental impact study is not needed.
Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 19, 2012 including the following stories:
-Vitruvian Brew Co Opening In Yellow Springs, Community Voices producer Jennifer Carlson
-New Ohio Guide: Neil Armstrong Museum, by Aileen LeBlanc
The legislature has passed a package that sets new regulations on oil and natural gas drillers who are rushing into Ohio to explore the state’s big Utica and Marcellus shale deposits.
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