Monday, January 20, 2014

Residents Express Concerns Over Drilling at Piedmont Lake

From The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register:
ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Having maintained a cottage at Piedmont Lake since 1968, Ted and Swanhild Voneida fear allowing Utica Shale natural gas drilling on nearly 6,600 acres of lake property will jeopardize the area's future as a recreation destination.
"I am deeply concerned about the health effects of oil and gas drilling," Ted Voneida said during a Wednesday meeting with representatives from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District regarding plans to lease the Piedmont property for drilling. "If you do this, you will violate your own charter."
Along with Piedmont, the district manages several large eastern Ohio lakes, including Tappan Lake, Clendening Lake and Seneca Lake.
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