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Grassroots Group Denounces Plans To Frack Piedmont Lake

Grassroots Group Denounces Plans To Frack Piedmont Lake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grassroots Group Denounces Plans To Frack Piedmont Lake Conservancy District to be Held Accountable for Damages March 27, 2014 — Despite years of protest along with scientific documentation to warn that reservoirs should not be leased for horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD)...

MWCD Appeal to General Assembly

MWCD Appeal to General Assembly

We are asking for your attention and involvement in a very serious matter confronting Ohioans at this time. As you may know, the unconventional shale drilling industry has unduly influenced our political processes, democratic values and environmental protections at the expense of the citizenry, potentially causing catastrophic loss of public health, property...

Muskingum Lawsuit

Muskingum Lawsuit

Co-founder of the FreshWater Accountability Project, Lea Harper, and her husband, Steven Jansto, are suing the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Antero Resources Appalachian, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The MWCD decided to enter into more oil and gas leases with the newer process of horizontal...

US Army Corps of Engineers

The FreshWater Accountability Project has requested correspondence and other public records from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Here are our documents associated with these requests.   Cover Letter:  78800562 Mineral Leases at Leesville and Seneca (UNCLASSIFIED) Redacted:  78800563 Gulfport Page:  78800564 Lease 607 Seneca: 78800565 RE: MWCD Lease...

Protect Public, Sue MWCD

Protect Public, Sue MWCD

Lea Harper and her husband Steve, property owners near Seneca Lake in Guernsey County, filed suit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court yesterday after two years of effort and organizing to stop the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) from leasing public land and selling public water for horizontal, hydraulic, high-volume slick water fracturing...

MWCD Votes to Frack

MWCD Votes to Frack

As a result of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) board’s unanimous vote to approve the lease for horizontal high-volume fracturing (HHVF) of Seneca Reservoir in the area of Cambridge, Ohio last week, the co-founder of the citizens’ group, Southeast Ohio Alliance to Save Our Water (SOASOW), Lea Harper, pointed out that the conservancy district...