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 values and precious freshwater supplies. We are respectfully requesting you to direct particular attention to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) as a willful participant and proponent of the industry and its destructive influences, at serious risk and public expense.
As you may or may not know, the MWCD operates basically without checks and balances in a case of lack of separation of power and accountability through its self-serving interpretation and application of Ohio’s Revised Code Chapter 6101. This loosely-written code interpreted and applied by MWCD retained attorneys has been manipulated to realize the Conservancy District’s goal to build a powerful and influential state within the State of Ohio, basically accountable to no one – not even the property owners within the district who pay property taxes without due process or public vote, according to assessments made by the MWCD that can be raised without justification or audit.
Read more here: MWCD General Assembly Appeal