CCST Announces LDNR Public Hearing on Fracking Permits Nov. 12th

DNR Public Hearing On Fracking PermitsConcerned Citizens of St. Tammany (CCST) and the Town of Abita Springs announce that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) will be holding a public hearing for the citizens of St. Tammany this November 12th, 5:00pm at Lakeshore High School off of HWY 1088 in Mandeville. The hearing will be  regarding the Helis Oil & Gas application for a drilling permit 1 1/2 miles from Lakeshore High School involving the controversial hydro-fracturing or “fracking” method.
The request for a public hearing was made by attorneys representing CCST and the Town of Abita Springs.  The meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to address their comments or concerns, and to hear comments from the community. A written public comment period through the LDNR will commence after the hearing.
Some points from CCST and the Town of Abita: (1) Property for initial well is zoned residential and is designated wetlands, (2) violation of the St. Tammany Parish Code of Ordinances, and the STP Unified Code of Development (UDC) (3) a direct attack on the Federal, State, HRC Constitutions, whereby required to protect the Health, Safety, and Welfare of the citizens, (4) State Legislative Auditors send a scalding report regarding lack of oversight on wells operating and shut down in Louisiana, (5) 2.5+ million gallons of water required for each well, (6) toxic chemicals used in the process, which the drilling companies do not have to disclose.
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