CBS 42 TV (Birmingham) 7/10/2012
Excerpt: ” HEFLIN, Ala. (WIAT) – Plans by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service to lease 43,000 acres of the Talladega National Forest for oil and gas development have people in surrounding counties voicing their opposition.
Heflin is one community where some people are frightened about hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”
The Southern Environmental Law Center issued notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management and the National Forest Service under the Endangered Species Act. Keith Johnston with the SELC says they are concerned about the lack of specific information about how interested companies would access the oil and gas reserves under the forest land. ……”
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