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Highland Twp. picnic for clean water held Saturday

June 22, 2014

Photo by Amy Geer Tom Linzey, executive director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund spoke at length during Saturday's "Highland Township Residents Fight for Clean Water Picnic." The CELDF helped draft an ordinance adopted by the township last year designed to stop a proposed injection well. Despite the passing of the ordinance, the EPA denied the township's appeal and approved a 10-year permit for the well to Seneca Resources.

JAMES CITY – Nearly 100 people attended Saturday’s “Highland Township residents fight for clean water picnic,” according to one of the event organizers, Marsha Buhl.
Buhl, a James City resident and member of an organization entitled “Highland Township Citizens Advocating a Clean Healthy Environment” (CACHE), collected the names and addresses of most of those in attendance throughout the four hour event held at the fire hall in James City.
Approximately one third of the attendees appeared to be township residents, with some of the other attendees coming from elsewhere in Elk County, also McKean County, Warren County, Clarion County and Indiana County. There was also a contingent from the Youngstown, Ohio area and a group of Benedictine sisters from Erie in attendance.

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