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Caddo Commissioner Ken Epperson chipping away at oil, pure fuel drilling noise points

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Oil and pure fuel drilling points persist in components of Caddo Parish, regardless of residents’ complaints.

Caddo Commissioner Ken Epperson has been chipping away on the drilling noises for years. In July, we instructed you ways Pine Wave’s drilling nicely was affecting Twilight Meadows neighbors. Now, Goodrich Petroleum Corp. has opened a nicely about two miles down the street.

“That’s our main concern, that they need to drill in our communities,” stated Glenn Moore, who lives proper in entrance of the brand new nicely.

He stated they began drilling about two weeks in the past.

“I didn’t know they have been placing a pad so near us. I knew it was coming someplace, however I didn’t understand how shut it was coming.”

Since July, a number of residents have spoken at Caddo Fee conferences through the public remark interval.

“I’m a retired individual. I don’t need to hear all that noise. I don’t need to breathe the mud that comes with it,” Moore stated throughout a gathering held July 22.

Throughout a teleconference assembly earlier this yr, parish Public Works Director Tim Weaver stated the oil and pure fuel business is booming in Caddo. “Oil and fuel is the strongest I’ve seen it in Caddo Parish because the Haynesville Shale.”

Resident Murdis Dodd described the drilling, saying it was ”like an airplane is touchdown in my again yard.”

KSLA Information 12 spoke with Patrick Courreges, spokesman for the Louisiana Division of Pure Assets, through cellphone Monday. He stated individuals can

  • ship their considerations by e-mail to [email protected],
  • name (318) 676-7585,
  • go to the district workplace at 1525 Fairfield Ave., Suite 668, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101, or,
  • attain out to the primary workplace in Baton Rouge by calling (225) 342-5513 or (225) 342-0510.

Courreges stated John Adams, the assistant commissioner of conservation, despatched an advisory to drilling operators in August.

“It’s endorsed that operators, even these not inside the bounds set by Order U-HS, concentrate on the potential impacts of their drilling and completion operations, notably those who create fixed noise and/or vibration for durations of greater than 5 to seven days consecutively, and both incorporate sound-attenuation parts similar to stacked hay bales, constructed sound partitions or different technique of decreasing off-site sound within the planning and building of web sites or have contingency plans to put in such sound-reduction measures if requested by close by property homeowners and/or native authorities entities.”

KSLA Information 12 known as and left messages with each Pine Waves and Goodrich. We have now not heard something again but.

“First, I need them to mitigate the noise … and in addition to mitigate the scent and dirt that comes with it,” Moore stated.

On Thursday, Dec. 2, a number of native leaders will host a neighborhood city corridor assembly concerning the drilling noises.

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