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Louisiana Supreme Court Bars Local Fracking Bans

July 22, 2016

Heartland

July 22, 2016

by BONNER R. COHEN

Ending a two-year tug-of-war between St. Tammany Parish and Louisiana’s Office of Conservation, the Louisiana Supreme Court decided it will not hear an appeal of a Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that declared only the state government has the authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking.”

The decision puts an end to a 2014 St. Tammany ordinance prohibiting oil and gas exploration, including fracking, in the parish

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