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.