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Lax La. regulation may give St. Tammany the upper hand

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media

In the continuing struggle against fracking in St. Tammany Parish, Councilman Marty Gould plans to introduce a resolution on Thursday that would call for outside legal aid to put a stop to drilling. According to Robert Rhoden for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the resolution will authorize “the hiring of outside attorneys to seek an injunction prohibiting the issuance of drilling permits in the parish.” Louisiana’s oil and gas industry has been under scrutiny recently, with a state auditor citing lax regulations while the president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association warns parishes they can’t overregulate where and when drilling takes place. However, Gould hopes that some of this commotion will work in favor of the parish and prevent further drilling projects like the one proposed by Helis Oil & Gas Co.

Check out Rhoden’s full article: St. Tammany Parish may seek injunction to block fracking

Related: Helis seeks to tap southern Louisiana shale

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