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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Coshocton Man Faces Lawsuit Because of Protest Billboards

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
A Coshocton County man is speaking out against fracking wastes, and his two billboards have got him in hot water with a Texas-based company that operates Ohio injection wells. 
Mike Boals, 55, a selective-cut lumberman, who lives outside Coshocton, has been sued by Buckeye Brine in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court. 
Boals rents the two billboards a few hundred yards from two injection wells in Coshocton that are used to dispose of liquid drilling wastes. They are near the corner of U.S. 36 and Airport Road. He refuses to take them down. 
His message focuses on the threat to water and includes a verse from the New Testament. He cites "poisoned waters" and a quote from Revelations. 
The company called his messages false and defamatory attacks on its wells. It says its wells are safe and legal and the messages are misleading.
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