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and yet, they allowed Longview Power Plant, which will kill off the trees in the Monongahela Nat’l Forest….

March 31, 2009

WASHINGTON – March 31 – Experts within the U.S. Forests Service call oil and gas development “a major threat to our forest lands” due to an array of poorly understood impacts on water and wildlife, according to agency workshop papers released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The agency is reeling from court challenges, embarrassing disclosures and even a stunning rebuke from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management which recently withdrew leasing for tracts on the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.

Oil & Gas Drilling Labeled Major Threat to Eastern Forests | CommonDreams.org.

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