BLM Auctions Off 750 Acres of Wayne National Forest for Fracking

Over the objections of the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations, the Bureau of Land management on December 13 auctioned off leases for parcels in Wayne National Forest to oil and gas corporations for fracking.
More than 750 acres across 17 parcels in the forest’s Marietta unit were sold to 22 oil and gas companies for a total of about $1.7 million.  Winning bids ranged from $2 per acre to $5,806.12 per acre.

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