Drone Video Shows Helis Oil's Drilling Operation Set to Frack 40 Miles North of New Orleans

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A drilling rig is in place and poised to drill Helis Oil & Gas Co.'s first exploratory well in St. Tammany Parrish to determine if fracking in the parish could be profitable. The company told local media that they expect to start drilling this week, despite the Parish’s ongoing legal challenge to prevent them.

Helis' drill site, across from the Lakeshore High School, 40 miles north of New Orleans, is in an area zoned for residential use. But local zoning laws didn't stop the Department of Natural Recourses (DNR) from issuing Helis a drilling permit.

The Louisiana Supreme Court chose not to hear the parish challenge to the appeals court ruling that DNR has the right to issue a drilling permit despite local zoning ordinances. But many parish residents still want the parish to keep fighting to keep fracking out of their neighborhoods.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/36653-exclusive-drone-video-shows-helis-oil-s-drilling-operation-set-to-frack-40-miles-north-of-new-orleans

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Well, they are about to be poisoned aren't they?

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