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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Activist Group Files Lawsuit to Get Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to Reveal Lessors

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
A lawsuit brought under Ohio’s Public Records Act was filed today in the Fifth District Court of Appeals in New Philadelphia, Ohio against the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) for withholding records requested by Southeast Ohio Alliance to Save Our Water (SOASOW). SOASOW has repeatedly asked the Conservancy District for the addresses of cottage owners who lease land around reservoirs controlled by the MWCD. SOASOW seeks the information in order to communicate directly with residents around the reservoirs and to counter misinformation disseminated by MWCD about the dangers associated with unconventional shale drilling, known as "fracking."
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