OEC Opposes Drilling in Wayne National Forest
The United States Forest Service announced recently that shale drilling (fracking) will be allowed in Wayne National Forest. In a statement issued by the agency, Anne Carey, Wayne National Forest Supervisor, concluded that there was no need to amend the 2006 Forest Plan to incorporate potential surface level impacts associated with horizontal drilling. The Ohio Environmental Council joins other environmental and conservation groups in opposing this decision to allow fracking in Ohio’s only national forest. Read more.KEEP 'FRACKING' OUT OF OHIO'S NATIONAL FOREST!!!
The presidential election is in full swing, and whether you fall to the left, right, or center, one question still remains:
Will the focus be on serious issues — like climate change? Or will the media focus on frivolous gossip and insignificant issues?
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Take Action: Call on Jim Lehrer, moderator of the first presidential debate, to ask President Obama and Governor Romney about the climate crisis.
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Speaking of Fact Checking--This Fact Proves Once Again That Romney Is NOT Worthy of the Office of President of the United States of America-->
The Day Everyone Got Mad At Romney
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was criticized on Wednesday for criticizing President Barack Obama in the middle of a foreign policy crisis.
Responding to the deadly attacks on the American embassy in Cairo and American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Romney criticized Obama for not taking a tough stand.
“It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks,” said Romney.
Romney based the attack on a statement that had been issued by the embassy in Cairo criticizing an anti-Muslim film, which depicts Muslim prophet Mohammed as a pedophile and fraud.
Romney’s attack, however, was quickly condemned by neutral observers, Democrats and Republicans. The embassy’s statement, which condemned “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims,” had been issued before the attack on the embassy. The statement was not cleared through Washington.
“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack,” said Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt in a statement.