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Clear Cut Logging in Ohio

The Ohio Chapter Forest and Public Lands Committee works with members and organizational allies who have a common interest in preserving Ohio’s forests and public lands for existing and future generations.  Ohio’s Forest our constantly threatened by harmful activities such as clear cutting, mineral extraction and oil and gas drilling.   Below are some recent news stories and press release about forest and public lands.  For more information about forest and public lands please contact Matt Trokan @ 614-461-0734 x 311.

Protesters Camp in Statehouse Against Drilling

Jim Provance, Toledo Blade, May 18, 2011

3 Ohio Bills Would Allow Drilling for Oil and Natural Gas

Laura A. Bischoff, Dayton Daily News, May 18, 2011

Bill Limits Oil, Gas Drilling in State Parks

Spencer Hunt, The Columbus Dispatch, May 18, 2011

Statehouse Activists Support Parks, Protest Gas Drilling

Rick Reitzel, NBC4i, May 17, 2011

Debate Over Drilling In State Parks Continues

ONN, May 17, 2011

Unclear mineral rights raise more questions about drilling in Ohio’s state parks

Spencer Hunt, Columbus Dispatch, May 8, 2011

Ohio needs both drilling, regulation

Repository Editorial, CantonRep, Apr 22, 2011

Timetable sought on vote to drill oil in parks

Tom Henry, Toledo Blade, Apr 22, 2011

Opponents of expanded park drilling try to get word out in Lucas

Lou Whitmire, Mansfield News Journal, Apr 22, 2011

Environmental groups protest possibility of natural gas drilling in Ohio state parks

The Associated Press, The Republic, Apr 21, 2011

Environmentalists concerned about drilling in parks

J. Patrick Eaken, The Press, Apr 21, 2011

Environmental groups ask legislators to oppose drilling in parks: What do you think? Take our poll

Michael Scott, The Plain Dealer, Apr 21, 2011

Ohio gov. wants to open parks to oil, gas drilling

The Associated Press, Lebanon Daily News, March 16, 2011

Kasich reviews sale of state park to Jefferson County: Move would open park to drilling and timber sales (
audio from interview)

Jeff St. Clair, WKSU, Feb. 7, 2011

Environmentalists worried that plan to sell state park could open way for drilling

Michael Scott, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan. 12, 2011

Shawnee State Forest Economic Study: Green Christmas Press Release

Kasich reviews sale of state park to Jefferson County: Move would open park to drilling and timber sales

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