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 on a 960-acre tract near Lakeshore High School.
16-year-old Lakeshore High Junior, Anna Foster, read her passionate post letter to the SAVE ABITA blog at the opening of the meeting. Read the whole story as reported by the Advocate here..
We find it unfortunate that the turnout for the meeting wasn’t larger. However, there is still time to get involved and be heard at the public meeting with the state commissioner of conservation at Lakeshore High School on Nov. 12. Let’s make the most of this opportunity. If we don’t stand up for our children’s future now, how will we look them in they eye later?