Federal Judge Tosses Anti Lawsuit Against MWCD re OH Lease Deals

In some older news (but good news) that has until now escaped our notice, late last year a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit we first told you about in October 2013 (see Muskingum Watershed Taken to Court by Anti-Frackers (Yawn)). Lea Harper and her husband Steve filed a lawsuit challenging the right of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to enter into lease agreements with drillers to allow shale drilling on Conservancy-owned land. The Harpers were assisted in this lawsuit by the radical and odious Food & Water Watch. Judge Sara Lioi of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio found the lawsuit lacking in merit and tossed it. The Harpers and their Big Green backers have appealed the decision…

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