Monday, July 14, 2014

Basinkeeper, St. Martin gov’t unite against oil field waste disposal expansion plan ~Walter Peirce, Acadiana Business
~F.A.S. Environmental Services applied in April for a rezoning of land near the community of Belle River where it wants to expand a waste transfer station; the station would handle hundreds of thousands of barrels of waste from conventional drilling as well as fracking. The St. Martin Parish Planning and Zoning Board, however, denied the rezoning request. What did F.A.S. do? An end run around the zoning board. The company now claims the rezoning request was unnecessary and instead submitted a permit request directly to the state Department of Natural Resources, widely considered to be an institutional “yes man” for the oil and gas industry in Louisiana.

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