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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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.