The motion comes at a critical time for the ancient forest.
Ohio Division of Mines and Reclamations comment period for permit #7 is up
at the end of October, so citizens have little time left to write.
The motion calls upon Ohio University to submit its lands
unsuitable for mining petition and to oppose mining within the watershed
buffer zone of Dysart Woods.
The motion requests that the Ohio Division of Mines and
Reclamations deny permit D0360-7 (permit 7) in order to protect the
watershed that supports Dysart Woods. OU scientists say that mining in
the watershed would harm Dysart Woods.
Student Senate and Faculty Senate recently passed strong
resolutions asking that the Ohio Division of Mines and Reclamations
protect Dysart Woods by denying permit 7 that would encroach the watershed
buffer zone of the forest.
Kister is the Environmental Studies representative to Graduate
Student Senate. The motion is co-sponsored by Carrie Railing, Vice
President of Graduate Student Senate.
Citizens can send comments to: Lisa Morris, Chief, Ohio Division
of Mines and Reclamations, 1855 Fountain Square Court, Columbus, Ohio