FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Zach Gibbons-Ballew POPLAR (Protecting Ohio’s Public Land, Air and Rivers)
GLIDDEN TO APPEAL THE DYSART WOODS -12 PERMIT
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POPLAR Volunteers String Banner In Front Of Glidden’s
Ohio—In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 27th,
volunteers of POPLAR (Protecting Ohio’s Public Land, Air, and Rivers) climbed
two trees on the Ohio University Campus Green and strung a banner in front of
President Glidden’s office. The
Banner read “Help Save Dysart Woods! www.
DysartWoods.org” on one side and “No Compromise!
Appeal the -12 permit” on the other.
Protection of Dysart Woods is extremely important as it is some of the
last remaining old growth forest in Ohio, an important research area, and a
National Natural Landmark. This
action is partly directed at OU President Bob Glidden, urging him to commit to
appealing a possible permit that would allow mining under Dysart Woods. The action also urges concerned citizens, students, and
faculty to write letters to Glidden and attend a rally where hundreds of letters
will be hand delivered to Glidden.
rally, which is to be held Thursday May 27th on the West Portico of
the Campus Green at Noon, is sure to offer support for the ongoing struggle to
protect Dysart Woods from the underground mining practices of Ohio Valley Coal
Company (OVCC). OVCC is waiting for
approval of permit D-0360-12 that would allow for mining directly under the old
growth forests of Dysart Woods. POPLAR
is demanding that Ohio University not only appeal the D-0360-12 permit if
approved, but fully support it’s own staff as expert witnesses in an appeal.
OU employs some of the most knowledgeable experts on Dysart Woods, and it
should fully support the findings and opinions of its scientists.