Update - LDWF will hold public hearing on Oct 29, 2014 to consider permit application to withdraw water from the Amite River for fracking

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LDWF will hold public hearing on Oct 29, 2014 to consider Scenic River permit application #906 to withdraw water from the Amite River for hydraulic fracturing. The permit application is submitted by Comstock Resources to withdraw 12.6 million gallons from the Scenic Amite River. 

We are asking Sierra Club members and allies who are opposed to fracking in the Florida parishes to show up at this public hearing. You can also submit written statements to the hearing record. 

The hearing will be held on October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at:
 
St. Helena Parish Police Jury
17911 Highway 43 N
(Approximately 0.75 miles north of LA Hwy 10 along west shoulder of Hwy 43) 
Greensburg, LA 70441
 
The public is invited to attend and provide comments to the Department.  Written comments may be submitted now and will be accepted for a period of 15 days after the hearing.  Written comments should be submitted to:
 
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Scenic Rivers Program
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

Kyle Balkam
Scenic Rivers Program
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Phone: (225) 765-2819
 

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