St. Tammany Seeks Counsel on Fracking Ban

On Thursday the St. Tammany Parish Council passed a resolution to seek legal counsel on potentially blocking the issue of all drilling permits and instituting a ban on fracking in the area. This move comes after opposition to fracking in St. Tammany caused Helis Oil & Gas, LLC, to forego horizontal operations and propose a conventional vertical well in May 2014. Helis has yet to apply for a drilling permit. Read more from The Times-Picayune.