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Lawsuit Filed Challenging Fracking in the Wayne

Multiple Organizations File Lawsuit Challenging Fracking Plan For Ohio’s Only National Forest   Feds Overlook Danger to Wildlife, Watersheds, and Ohio River COLUMBUS, Ohio— Conservation groups today sued the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management over plans to permit hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations in Ohio’s only national forest, the Wayne National Forest. The lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Columbus. The lawsuit charges that in opening the national forest to large-scale, high-volume fracking industrialization, and in subsequently approving oil and gas leases without addressing impacts to watersheds, public health, climate, and endangered species including the
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Groups Challenge FERC’s Approval of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

For Immediate Release: 23 March 2017 Groups Challenge Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Approval of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Washington, DC — Today, the Sierra Club, Lancaster Against Pipelines, Lebanon Pipeline Awareness, Allegheny Defense Project, Clean Air Council, Concerned Citizens of Lebanon County, and Heartwood filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.  The pipeline would clear cut its way through ten Pennsylvania counties, impacting hundreds of acres of forested land and crossing dozens of wetlands and water bodies. The
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Lawsuit Launched over Fracking in the Wayne National Forest

For Immediate Release, January 26, 2017 Contact: Wendy Park, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7138, wpark@biologicaldiversity.org Nathan Johnson, Ohio Environmental Council, (614) 487-5841, NJohnson@theOEC.org Tabitha Tripp, Heartwood, (812) 307-4326, info@heartwood.org Loraine McCosker, Ohio Sierra Club, (740) 590-8474, loraine.mccosker@gmail.com Lawsuit Launched Over Fracking in Wayne National Forest   Feds Fail to Address Danger to Wildlife Habitat, Streams ATHENS, Ohio— Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over invalid and outdated Endangered Species Act approvals of oil and gas leasing plans for the Wayne
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