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MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) -
A proposed fracking
operation on the north shore has prompted debate.
St. Tammany Parish Council
members say they're keeping an open mind about the fracking process, but most who
attended Thursday's meeting already had their minds set.
"Abita is known for its water," said resident
Amanda Fisher. "It's known for its wells and beauty. I'm not asking you to
delay. Fight for us with everything you have."
The next step for the
parish will be to hire legal counsel.
Council member Jacob Groby
has water management experience. He said he wants a lawyer to help him understand,
for example, whether the parish would have the right to monitor and test water
around the drilling site once hydraulic fracturing begins.
Most people at the meeting
indicated with signs and applause that they don't want the process to get that
far - or even to enter St. Tammany at all.
Rick Franzo with Concerned
Citizens of St. Tammany believes there are ways – using zoning laws and parish
rights – to keep fracking out of the parish, even if the state Department of Natural
Resources approves a fracking permit in the proposed area of Abita Springs.
supersedes or trumps state government when it comes to health and safety
issues," Franzo said.
The council is up against
a short deadline. The state is scheduled to consider a gas company's request for
the proposed area of Abita Springs on May 13. The approval for a fracking
permit would come a bit later, but it's why the parish voted to hire a lawyer
There's a temporary $25,000
cap on spending for legal services until more money can be allocated without pushing
the parish over budget.
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