Bill to prevent another sinkhole disaster heads to Senate floor

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:55am

The Senate Natural Resource Committee approved a bill that would prevent companies from drilling or storing chemicals in a salt dome without lawmakers’ approval.

SB 200 would make it harder for companies to drill near areas that have had a sinkhole or accident nearby.

The idea is to prevent another situation like damage to Lake Peigneur and the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

If it's passed, it would be a huge step toward protecting drinking water and the environment.

Next, it will head to the senate floor.


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