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Energy Company Sues Ohio Village For Superior Rights To Reservoir Water

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — An energy company on March 5 filed a declaratory complaint seeking an order and injunction from federal court to prevent an Ohio village from granting any water rights that are superior to those of the energy company (Gulfport Energy Corp. v. Village of Barnesville, Ohio, No. 15-780, S.D. Ohio, Eastern Div.).

(Complaint available. Document #95-150312-010C.)

In 2012, Gulfport Energy Corp. signed a water use agreement with the Village of Barnesville, Ohio, to draw water from the Slope Creek Reservoir for Gulfport’s fracking operation...
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