I got this message from the Forest Service about plans for fracking in our North Carolina national forests. When I get this sort of message it makes me even more concerned and calls out to tell the Forest Service why fracking our national forests is a really, really bad idea.
Please join me and send a comment about the “Revision of Land Management Plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests’ and tell them why you believe that fracking our national forests is a really, really bad idea.Click below to take action.
Comments may be sent via email to: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=43545 or via facsimile to 828-257-4263. Send or deliver written comments to: National Forests in North Carolina, Attention: Nantahala and Pisgah Plan Revision Team, 160A Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
National Forests in North Carolina
160A Zillicoa St.
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Media Contact: Stevin Westcott, 828-257-4215
Hydraulic Fracturing and Plan Revision
Some stakeholders have raised concerns about hydraulic fracturing and how it fits into revision of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan.
It’s important for concerned citizens to know that revision of the management plan focuses on management practices, not on specific budgets or allocations of budgets.
The potential for oil and gas exploration will be identified in the plan revision process in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management.
As described in the Notice of Intent To Revise The Land And Resource Management Plan (NOI)…
“No decision regarding oil and gas leasing availability will be made in the revised Forest Plan, though standards will be brought forward or developed that would serve as mitigations should an availability decision be necessary in the future.”
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