Wayne National Forest coal decision challenged

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm •  Published: November 8, 2013
Advertisement
;

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups is challenging Wayne National Forest's agreement to lease rights to federally-owned coal under more than 430 acres in eastern Ohio.

The groups claim that officials illegally ignored pollution and climate change impacts associated with the coal lease.

The Buckeye Forest Council, Sierra Club, Ohio Environmental Council, Earthjustice and others filed their appeal Monday with the U.S. Forest Service.

Forest Supervisor Anne Carey issued the lease decision in September after a review of potential impacts. The request came to her from the federal government, as a private company seeks lease rights to seven parcels of land in Perry and Morgan counties, east of the town of Corning.

A competitive sale could be held. That decision would come after the appeals process.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Best cities to launch a startup
  2. 2
    Drought-stricken California may restrict outdoor water use
  3. 3
    Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling pregnancy sparks Twitter shock from fans - NY Daily News
  4. 4
    Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple
  5. 5
    World Cup Fan Scores Modeling Gig From Cheering
+ show more