Frackers Withdraw from the Tangipahoa River


The Delta Chapter Sierra Club has worked for years to protect Louisiana's Scenic Rivers. Our work has paid off on the Tangipahoa River. On 8-29-2014, Goodrich Petroleum voluntarily withdrew its Application for a Scenic River Permit to "extract" twenty five million (25,000,000) gallons of "outstanding natural resource" water from the tiny river for use as fracking fluid. 

Goodrich withdrew its Application due to persistent efforts by Sierra Club Delta Chapter to convince Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to manage the rivers using a scientific Management Plan and to deny every Permit Application for fracking in proximity to a scenic river.

There are currently four other Applications for SRA Permits before the LDWF; two on the Scenic Tickfaw and two on the Scenic Amite. The Delta Chapter took the lead in filing comments in opposition to the fracking of the Tickfaw together with six allies: Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Gulf restoration Network, Louisiana Audubon, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and Ouachita Riverkeeper.

You can see our detailed comments on proposed withdrawals from the Tickfaw River in the document attached to this article. We think you will agree that we did high quality work in our research and development of final draft comments on the effects of fracking near scenic rivers. We cannot do this quality of work without your help.

Please take a moment to donate to keep our Scenic River Initiative working to protect these unique jewels from the frackers! They won't quit. We must work to continue our defense of scenic rivers in Louisiana. 

To donate directly to Delta Chapter work you can go to the right hand side of any page on this website and hit the donate button. 

Thanks for your help, 

Woody Martin, Delta Chapter Chair

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