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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...

MWCD to Frack Reservoir

MWCD to Frack Reservoir

At its February 15 board meeting, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is expected to lease 3,500-acre Seneca Lake reservoir for unconventional shale drilling, known as “fracking.” The lease, negotiated with Antero Resources of Colorado, will allow the third largest inland body of waterr in Ohio to be hydraulically fractured for the natural gas...

Awaiting Army Corps Records

Awaiting Army Corps Records

The Southeast Ohio Alliance to Save Our Water (SOASOW), in affiliation with the FreshWater Accountability Project, announced today it continues to wait word from the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding records requests and appeals sent to the Huntington office and Washington DC headquarters. In an ongoing attempt to understand the “partnering” relationships...

MWCD Accountability Project

The Southeast Ohio Alliance to Save Our Water, in affiliation with the FreshWater Accountability Project (www.FWAPOH.com) announced plans today to form a citizens’ group to hold the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) accountable to property owners and taxpayers within the largest conservancy district in Ohio. This initiative, “Stop MWCD Now,” will...

Rubin Report: MWCD Take Note

Rubin Report: MWCD Take Note

Hydrogeologist, Paul Rubin, warns of toxic water contamination near fracking sites. Rubin’s report focuses on Seneca Lake, Ohio’s second-largest freshwater lake, as an example of a Muskingum reservoir case study. He concludes that leasing for widespread gas and oil drilling is a “present worst-case scenario” because: • Gas and oil wells, some drilled more than...

MWCD Meeting

MWCD Meeting

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) held a public meeting to tell local residents about its plans to lease land for horizontal, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and sell water to service the massive amounts required by the industry. The meeting was held at the Secrest Center in Senecaville on October 17. The meeting was advertised to provide...