St. Tammany Fracking Permit Not Granted – YET…

No fracking permit saves clean drinking water.

“Helis reps did not answer what they were going to do with the [fracking project’s] waste water.”

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, “turnout from elected officials was limited to the Town of Abita’s attorney. The Parish Pres., all of the councilmen, and the mayors were a no-show to the unitization hearing this morning in Baton Rouge. Parish attorneys were there, but they failed to ask questions or make statements on the behalf of the parish…Abita Springs did have an attorney there on the township’s behalf, and she asked pointed questions and made compelling arguments. But none of the other cities in St. Tammany Parish were represented.”

According to Pearson, when questioned,  “Helis reps did not answer what they were going to do with the [fracking project’s] waste water. They did disclose that they plan on using local surface water [as part of the fracking process]…People have worked extremely hard to clean up the lakes, rivers and other bodies of water in the area. If they remove massive amounts of water, they are reducing the volume of clean water and re-concentrating the existing pollutants.”

You can tell the DNR that you do not want fracking in St. Tammany Parish.  

ACT BEFORE JUNE 23rd

Email: dnrinfo@la.gov

re: docket 14-232 Bayou Lacombe Field

Tell them you are a citizen who does not want fracking in St. Tammany Parish.