By Jacob Credeur

The Caddo Parish Commission is preparing for a public hearing on May 21 where it is set to discuss proposed drilling regulations for operators in the Haynesville Shale. The commission is working on the set of ordinances in committee discussions and is seeking to acquire public input before taking action. The proposed regulations, as they currently stand, would cover everything from dust abatement, vibrations, odors, and noise to use of public water supplies and pipeline installation. Caddo Parish Attorney Charles Grubb has stated the intent of the proposed ordinances is to make certain that when drilling is done in populated areas “it is done in such a way that we don’t lose quiet, peaceful possession of our property,”

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