Wayne National Forest auction coming to Ohio:  "The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to lease out 3,302 acres in the Wayne, most of it near Nelsonville in Athens County, to the highest bidders during a Dec. 7 mineral-rights auction."  (Columbus Dispatch article).  And naturally the skeptics are coming too:  "Nathan Johnson, attorney for the Buckeye Forest Council, said a drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, poses a threat to the forest and its wildlife."

We'll see ...