More business ties between the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and oil and gas extractors appear imminent.
At Friday’s monthly meeting, the district’s board will discuss separate proposals to sell water from two district reservoirs to energy companies to help crack open the Utica Shale underneath much of eastern Ohio. CentralOhio.com received the proposals Tuesday through an open records request of the district.
The first deal, with Antero Resources, is unique to the district because it sets no maximum amount of water that can be withdrawn. The deal would be for three months. Both water sales up for approval by the board limit daily withdrawals to 2 million gallons.Read the rest of this story right here.
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