Au Sable-area drilling OK'd
Conservation groups vow to fight gas well under Mason Tract
February 2, 2005
BY HUGH McDIARMID JR.
gas drilling in some of the
"After the proposed drilling operation is completed and the area restored as required, visitors to the Mason Tract would not be able to see or hear the operations of the well or the production facility," wrote Leanne Marten, forest supervisor for the Huron-Manistee National Forests in a news release Tuesday.
"Unadulterated baloney," replied
Marvin Roberson, forest policy specialist with the Sierra Club's
He said the group, likely in tandem with the Anglers of the Au Sable organization, would appeal the decision within 90 days. Other groups may also file appeals, he predicted.
Anne Woiwode, Director, Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
517-484-2372, fax 517-484-3108 www.michigan.sierraclub.org