Updated Thu, Oct 6, 2011 5:10 pm
Forest officials say hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Wayne can be done only if environmental standards are met.
Officials will require that developers present plans for approval before drilling takes place. The Wayne National Forest would need to perform an environmental analysis before any drilling could start. The study would include examining whether wildlife, water, or other elements would be harmed. If there's a problem, drilling would have to take place in another location.