Government leasing of oil- and gas-rich forests

National forest leasing by the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern States Office has taken off in recent years, especially in areas where shale resources exist. In 2011, more acres were leased in Mississippi than in any other Eastern state. Read related article

Eastern United States oil and gas leasing on National Forest land.
Sources: Natural Resources Defense Council, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management. By Kathryn Faulkner and Laris Karklis/The Washington Post. Published on June 8, 2012, 7:21 p.m.
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