Judge Orders ODNR to Turn Over Emails in Patriot Water Case
It's been a while since we posted anything about Patriot Water Treatment's battle with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (click here to view our previous post about it). There has been a new development now. From The Columbus Dispatch:
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources failed to supply all of the public records that a Trumbull County city and business should have received in a dispute over fracking waste, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.
Judge John A. Connor of Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals in Columbus wrote the 3-0 opinion that ordered the agency to provide the city of Warren and Patriot Water Treatment with all of the remaining documents.
April Bott, an attorney representing Warren and Patriot, said the documents are deleted emails stored in the agency’s record-keeping system.
Patriot Water Treatment recycles fracking waste from Utica and Marcellus shale wells in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Warren’s sewage-treatment plant takes the treated waste water and dumps it in the Mahoning River.