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Helis Site Fails EPA Inspection in 2013

In an early post, we reported that our proposed “Fracking Guest” claimed to have a spotless safety record, but in reality had a serious 2001 well failure Blowout, Injuries, & Fatality, Brazos Block 417, OCS-G 22190, Well 1 that resulted in a well blowout, environmental contamination, injuries, and a fatality. So perhaps the proposed “Fracking […]

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Fracking Company: “Here’s $50K for your future cancer, Mmmkay?”

Deviating from their position that fracking is totally safe, Frackers in Washington County, near Pittsburgh have begun offering households near fracking wells $50,000 each if they agree to release the company from any legal liability, for current operations as well as those to be carried out in the future. The agreement covers potential health problems […]

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Helis to Risk Aquifer Based on Coin Flip Odds

Based on odds no better than a coin flip, Helis Oil, as reported at Nola.com, will push forward and risk contamination of the The Southern Hills aquifer system. The chances of commercial success are less than what they might be otherwise because the proposed well is on the southern edge of the ancient and vast […]

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St. Tammany Fracking Permit Not Granted – YET…

The State of Louisiana Office of Conservation (DNR) did not grant Helis Oil’s permit today.  As reported by concerned citizen Melissa Pearson, the DNR is keeping the file open for public comment for a few more days, with a  final decision coming down on June 24th. Pearson reported an astonishing absence of St. Tammany Politicians, […]

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Can’t go down without a fight – Chris Eschete

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Time is Running Out – Countdown Timer

June 17th, Helis Oil is scheduled for a hearing before the State Department of Natural Resources. Time is running out. Don’t wonder if you could have done more.  Contact your parish council representative now about your concerns. Don’t wonder what you could have done after it’s too late.  Do what you can now.

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Parish Council says, “Send in the Lawyers”

With public outcry growing louder against the proposed fracking project, the St. Tammany Parish Council appears to have begun taking action.  As reported by on WVUE Fox8 news’ website, lawyers will question the constitutionality of the state process to allow fracking. They will fight on behalf of local zoning laws and provide oil and gas […]

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Safety Record Brought Into Question

As reported in a Nola.com article , hoping to counter some of the public criticism of its proposed fracking project, Helis Oil & Gas Co. recently sent letters to officials across the parish pledging to conduct the drilling operation in a “respectful and disciplined” manner, and touting their safety and environmental record. However, scratch the […]

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Audit report shows regulators asleep at the switch

According to a WWLTV report, the legislative auditor’s report into the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Conservation, the agency responsible for keeping eyes on oil and gas drilling looked at five years of regulation records, said the agency didn’t inspect more than half of the state’s wells in the three-year time span it […]

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Why the Hurry?

After speaking with a lawfirm that represents individuals injured by toxic exposures, we’ve learned that courts in Texas, arguable the most pro-Big Oil state in the Union, are handing down massive judgements in favor of victims injured in fracking cases.  The specifics of these judgements are sealed as part of the cases. So when one […]

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