Forest

Second Ohio National Forest Oil/NatGas Lease Sale Nets $5.1M

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Thursday auctioned another 1,147 acres in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest for oil and natural gas development, earning more than $5.1 million that will be distributed between the state and federal government.

March 24, 2017

Enviro Groups Intend to Sue Over Ohio National Forest Oil/Gas Auction

Four environmental groups have notified the federal government that they intend to sue over its decision to auction oil and gas leases in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest (WNF), contending that federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act.

February 6, 2017
In Final Days of Obama Administration, USFS Moves to Quash Wyoming Leases

In Final Days of Obama Administration, USFS Moves to Quash Wyoming Leases

A focus of oil/natural gas industry and environmental tensions for years, the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming became a last stand for the Obama administration recently as U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials took steps to protect 40,000 acres within the national forest from potential oil/gas leasing.

December 21, 2016

Gulfport, Eclipse Among Highest Bidders For Ohio National Forest Land

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auctioned 17 parcels of land in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest last week to four oil and gas companies that paid about $1.7 million.

December 20, 2016

Obama Administration Halts New Oil, Gas Drilling in California’s Los Padres National Forest

In a move by the Obama administration to suspend pending litigation from conservation groups, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is halting new oil and natural gas leasing throughout the Los Padres National Forest in the southern half of California.

December 8, 2016
Forest Service ‘Concerned’ About Erosion From Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Pipelines

Forest Service ‘Concerned’ About Erosion From Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Pipelines

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) said it “is concerned” that two proposed Appalachia-to-Southeast natural gas pipelines would traverse steep slopes subject to erosion, and it has asked its backers to submit additional information as it considers issuing special use permits for the projects.

October 27, 2016

BLM Announces Oil/Gas Lease Sale For Ohio’s Wayne National Forest

After years of delays, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proceeding with a competitive oil and gas lease sale for 33 parcels in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest.

October 18, 2016

PA DCNR Plans to Buy More Land to Protect Forests Against NatGas Development

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has finalized its latest State Forest Resource Management Plan (SFRMP), releasing with it an oil and gas development position statement that reaffirms no new leases will be sold for state-owned land.

September 9, 2016
Ohio Landowners Urge BLM to Act on Wayne National Forest Oil/Gas Leases

Ohio Landowners Urge BLM to Act on Wayne National Forest Oil/Gas Leases

Private landowners in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest are growing increasingly restive with the federal government’s four-year effort to lease parts of the forest for shale drilling, with two mineral rights organizations recently criticizing ongoing delays and urging a variety of stakeholders to file public comments.

May 13, 2016
Ohio Landowners Urge BLM to Act on Wayne National Forest Oil/Gas Leases

Ohio Landowners Urge BLM to Act on Wayne National Forest Oil/Gas Leases

Private landowners in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest are growing increasingly restive with the federal government’s four-year effort to lease parts of the forest for shale drilling, with two mineral rights organizations recently criticizing ongoing delays and urging a variety of stakeholders to file public comments.

May 13, 2016
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