drilling http://wwno.org en Opponents Continue Fight Against St. Tammany Parish Fracking Proposal http://wwno.org/post/opponents-continue-fight-against-st-tammany-parish-fracking-proposal <p>While critics of a proposed hydraulic fracturing project in Mandeville appeared at a state hearing in Baton Rouge, a lawsuit was filed in a nearby courtroom to stop the plan.</p><p>The New Orleans Advocate is reporting that the state Department of Natural Resources is considering a permit requested by Helis Oil and Gas. The hearing focused on whether the 960-acre parcel north of Interstate 12 is large enough to handle the process known as fracking.</p><p>The St. Tammany Parish Council is filing a lawsuit claiming the project can’t be done on land zoned for residential use.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:07:29 +0000 Eileen Fleming 62814 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard Working To Contain Oil Spill Off Port Sulphur http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-working-contain-oil-spill-port-sulphur <p>The Coast Guard is overseeing an offshore oil spill in Plaquemines Parish.&nbsp;A 42-foot vessel hit an inactive wellhead Tuesday night about nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 30190 at http://wwno.org Gulf of Mexico Well Evacuated Due to Uncontrolled Gas Flow http://wwno.org/post/gulf-mexico-well-evacuated-due-uncontrolled-gas-flow <p><em><strong>This article has been updated.</strong></em></p><p>A natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico, located approximately 50 miles east of Venice, is releasing gas uncontrolled and has been partially evacuated, according to the well's operator and&nbsp;<a href="http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/02/15/apache-preparing-to-drill-relief-well/" target="_blank">a report today in Fuel Fix</a>, an energy news website operated in part by the Houston Chronicle.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:49:56 +0000 Jason Saul 29380 at http://wwno.org Officials say brine cavern successfully breached http://wwno.org/post/officials-say-brine-cavern-successfully-breached <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials say an abandoned brine cavern in the Napoleonville salt dome has been successfully breached.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:34:22 +0000 The Associated Press 20728 at http://wwno.org Company to pad fund to aid residents near sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/company-pad-fund-aid-residents-near-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Houston-based brine company has agreed to make a &quot;significant contribution&quot; to a fund for residents ordered to evacuate their homes after a sinkhole formed in Assumption Parish that may be connected to one of the company&#39;s salt caverns.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 17:59:13 +0000 The Associated Press 17699 at http://wwno.org Texas Brine officials say 40 days for answers http://wwno.org/post/texas-brine-officials-say-40-days-answers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials at a Houston-based brine company told residents of a rural Louisiana town that it will be at least 40 days before they get definitive answers about an enormous sinkhole that opened up in Assumption Parish.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:01:17 +0000 Sheila V Kumar | The Associated Press 17686 at http://wwno.org Assumption residents demand answers about sinkhole http://wwno.org/post/assumption-residents-demand-answers-about-sinkhole <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Residents near a large sinkhole that opened up in Assumption Parish are demanding answers and a plan of action from their state and local officials.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:39:03 +0000 Sheila V Kumar | The Associated Press 17408 at http://wwno.org