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1/10/04 - Smith County

City of Tyler Sued Over Proposed Drilling

The newly formed "Save Lake Tyler Association" is suing the City of Tyler, hoping to stop natural gas drilling at the lake.  The lawsuit was filed in district court Friday.

The group suing the City is made up of mostly lake residents, upset over a lease signed by the City allowing for drilling in and around the lake.

The suit claims the City is violating a Texas Parks and Wildlife code, banning drilling on dedicated land. The city feels the lease is justified.

Both the Mayor and members of the "Save Lake Tyler Associaton" have agreed to talk further about the lease.

Chris Gibson, reporting

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