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Abita Springs Town Council – What’s Your Position?
Since the onset of the threat to the Town of Abita Springs, we’ve been under the assumption that our elected officials have set aside small-town politics and united behind our Mayor to SAVE ABITA. However, early in March, there were grumblings about backroom efforts to undermine Mayor Lemons’ aggressive stance against Fracking in St. Tammany […]
Don Shea Fired
Sacrificial Lamb or Sign of Progress? As reported on Nola.com, economic development director Don Shea has been fired. The article reports that he was given two options: resign effective in two weeks or be terminated immediately. Shea said he chose the latter. He was given two options: resign effective in two weeks or be […]
Fracking Financing = Ponzi Scheme?
Mike Stagg, a film maker and community activist, gives a great recap and an update on Helis Oil & Gas’ scheme to frack in St. Tammany Parish. Of particular interest, Mike discusses how falling oil prices exposes an ugly financial secret about fracking. He says, “fracking is like a Ponzi scheme in that companies must […]
2014 – Fracking Attacks Abita
In 2014 we learned a lot of new and disturbing things about fracking and St. Tammany Parish’s Leadership. In spite of a compendium of hundreds of health studies confirming our fears that fracking makes people sick, and oil prices dropping like a rock, the push to Frack through our water supply grinds on. We’ve seen […]
Time to Take a Stand
A small group of St. Tammany Parish residents opposed to hydraulic fracturing gathered in a Lacombe gym Tuesday night for a meeting that was part strategy session and part celebration of a Baton Rouge judge’s ruling Monday keeping alive a lawsuit that seeks to block Helis Oil & Gas Co. from drilling a fracking well […]
Poisoned by Fracking – Confirmation Letters
On the fence about fracking? Read a few of these letters to homeowners from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Since the release of this type of information, Fracking Operators have had land owners unkowingly sign away their rights to have their water tested, like this land owner did. But one of our favorite letters […]
To Whom It May Concern – A Student’s Letter
To Whom It May Concern A Student’s Letter on Fracking The following was sent to the SAVE ABITA blog this evening by a Lakeshore High School Junior. With all of the ranting and raving going on, we thought it would be interesting to share this student’s surprisingly level-headed thoughts. Drilling in Louisiana usually proceeds […]
Helis – Ignoring the Canary in the Coalmine?
Ignoring the Canary in the Coal Mine? After reading a letter from Mike Schaff, a self-described “Resident of Paradise Stolen” from Bayou Corne, LA, he discusses how industrial disasters like Bayou Corne could have been avoided had industry and government paid attention to “the canary in the coal mine.” Mr. Schaff reminded me of Roger […]
The Solution to Fracking – George H.W. Bush & Yoga?
In responding to a note from a reader this morning, I realized how nostalgic I’ve become for the 80’s. Hair and music aside, it was an unusual time when coal companies, power plants and Government worked together to fix an ecological disaster with business-friendly legislation. As I’m sure you remember, coal-fired power plants were belching tons […]
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics – Chamber Survey Twisted
Describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments, Mark Twain said, “there are 3 types of lies: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics” It is also sometimes colloquially used to doubt statistics used to prove an opponent’s point. In the July 16th article NOLA.com article, “Fracking receives support in […]