WHEN: Tuesday evening, June 28, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Athens County Commissioners, the hearing will allow members of the public to sign up to give an oral presentation, 2 minutes, max. Longer written comments will also be accepted. If you can’t attend, you can send comments (use subject line: Wayne comments) to the Commissioners at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important information for those wishing to speak or to contact Mr. Scardina directly (phone 740-753-0880 or e-mail
Fracking the Wayne has NOT been thoroughly studied as federal law requires. Please speak to your concerns about fracking in our region (climate, waste production, water use, air pollution, economic impacts, etc. etc.) and tell Tony Scardina not to shirk his clear legal and ethical responsibility to say NO to the BLM and to fracking.
Like Anne Carey before him (the Wayne Supervisor in 2011 when local opposition resulted in Ms. Carey withdrawing Wayne consent for the BLM lease sale scheduled for December that year), Mr. Scardina’s sign-off is required for Forest Service consent. Like Anne Carey before him, he also has the power to refuse and block consent. He then can either authorize a full SEIS (supplemental Environmental Impact Statement) or wait until the next Forest Plan is conducted and do a thorough analysis of fracking within that process. Either way, he MUST wait until fracking has been fully evaluated with complete up-to-date research data and full public input , as required by NEPA, before considering fracking anywhere on the Wayne.
Please tell Tony Scardina: DO THE RIGHT THING. NO CONSENT!
See previous posts and ACFAN’s Wayne page for background information.