Shreveport and Bossier City as well as Caddo and Bossier parishes have been working on a comprehensive set of ordinances to give local governments leverage in controlling drilling in the Haynesville Shale natural gas field. Most of this oversight now lies with the state. Attorneys have been working on the proposed drafts since November and once the proposals are in the hands of elected officials, residents will be able to have access to them. The ordinances are aimed at protecting water, limiting road drainage, and controlling noise, lighting and hours of operation at drilling sites. The Shreveport area has taken note from Fort Worth, Texas, where the local government drew up similar laws for Barnett Shale production.

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