Bill targeting salt domes passes Senate committee - KLFY News 10

Bill targeting salt domes passes Senate committee

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One local lawmaker is hoping to put the brakes on activity around certain salt domes state wide.    

Sen. Fred Mills presented Senate Bill 200 to the Senate Natural Resources Committee Wednesday morning. That bill would prohibit the expansion of salt domes where there are state owned water bottoms.

Senator Mills said it is so important to pass such legislation because of what happened as Bayou Corn and at Lake Peigneur. Mills said his piece of legislation would hopefully prevent another sinkhole from forming.

But as with anything some companies who want to drill into salt domes, that would now be off-limits under SB200, do not want it to pass. But Senator Mills says the majority of the people he's spoken to especially those living around a salt dome approve of what he's trying to do. 

If SB 200 is approved, any action a company takes involving salt domes will have to be approved by legislation first.

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