Victory for Louisiana's Scenic Rivers

 
Scenic Amite River, Scott Eustis GRN c/o Southwings.org
Last week, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries denied a permit for Comstock Resources, Inc, to withdraw fracking water from the Amite River. Scenic Rivers are Outstanding Natural Resource Waters of Louisiana, and cannot be degraded; their ecological values must be kept alive. These are our sacred rivers, whose wilderness values must remain unaltered, so that Louisiana's ecological and aesthetic heritage is preserved for future generations.
 
Despite that, Comstock and Goodrich sought to take them from us.  But because of your actions, Louisiana has stood up to protect our Scenic Rivers, and six extraction permits have been withdrawn or denied! Thanks to the Department, we can keep the Amite in the Amite, and the Tickfaw in the Tickfaw. Over 60 million gallons of water will not be turned into hazardous waste--it will flow, and provide habitat and life for Louisiana.
 
You can read the Joint formal comment from the Delta Chapter, GRN, and others here.  GRN's individual comment to Comstock is here.  LDWF's decision is recorded here. Learn more about the Scenic Rivers program here
 
Here's our ally Monique Harden, speaking in St Helena Parish last month in defense of these rivers, and speaking to the need for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to uphold the State Constitution.  Monique asks, "What is sacred? What is beyond the limits?" (thanks to Mike Stagg)

Monique Harden @ LWF Scenic Rivers Permit Hearing

 
 
 
 

Scott Eustis, M.S. is GRN's Coastal Wetland Specialist

 

Extraction Applications withdrawn or denied:

 

SRP #911

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Tickfaw River

St. Helena Parish

Withdrawn

 

 

 

 

 

SRP #906

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Amite River

East Feliciana Parish

Closed - Determination Made on Permit

SRP #904

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Amite River

East Feliciana Parish

Withdrawn

SRP #903

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Tickfaw River

St. Helena Parish

Withdrawn

SRP #902

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Tickfaw River

St. Helena Parish

Withdrawn

 

       

SRP #896

Goodrich Petroleum Company

Tangipahoa River

Tangipahoa Parish

Withdrawn

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