Shale Energy Law Blog
Lawsuit Filed Against Ohio Water District for Leasing and Water Sales
October 11, 2013
Two Ohio groups recently issued a press release regarding a lawsuit which has been filed against the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District over its oil and gas leasing practices and its sale of water for hydraulic fracturing. The MWCD, tasked with reducing flooding, conservation and providing recreational opportunities, as earned over $78 million through its leases and water sales which the organization can use to further its conservation efforts. The lawsuit was filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court by local property owners.