Local governments have written to U.S. Forest Service officials urging them to protect drinking watersheds and ban or place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing mining for natural gas on the George Washington National Forest.
A fight over a proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in the George Washington National Forest is a reminder of weak laws that govern the practice on private land.
Despite tremendous public comment in support of the proposed ban on horizontal drilling in the GWNF draft plan, the Forest Service is considering opening the forest to fracking.
Nov 18- “Battle of Wetzel” featuring our friends from the Wetzel County Action Group.
Nov 17: How fracking affects a southwestern PA township
Public support for the GW’s sensible proposal is more important than ever.
The risky drilling method has no place on public lands until it is demonstrably safe. Tremendous natural wealth lies buried beneath Virginia’s ancient mountains. Men and women who would profit from that subterranean bounty of fossil fuels seek the most…
Studies in New York and Pennsylvania are documenting the negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) natural gas drilling on farming, tourism and other economic sectors.