State Says St. Tammany is “Out of Line” With Fracking Lawsuit

With anti-fracking citizens and activists loudly protesting plans by Helis Oil & Gas Co. to drill a well in St. Tammany Parish (northeast of Mandeville) that anticipates the use of “hydraulic fracturing” to extract hydrocarbons, the parish decided to sue the Commissioner of Conservation, who heads the Office of Conservation within the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.