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Helis Oil drilling permit application ruled invalid

Parcel where Helis wants to drill (Source: Rob Masson) Parcel where Helis wants to drill (Source: Rob Masson)
MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) -

An oil company seeking to drill a fracking well on the north shore hit a roadblock Tuesday.

The Army Corps of Engineers said Helis Oil Co.'s application was invalid after listening to concerns brought up during the public comment period.

Helis wants to drill near Log Cabin Road between Highway 1088 and Interstate 12. While the company insists it has a proven track record, many St. Tammany Parish residents worry the project could contaminate the parish's sole source of drinking water.

Helis can submit a revised application.

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