Several politicians, pastors and residents participated in a sometimes heated discussion in the Mooretown neighborhood community meeting Thursday. The issue was a proposed oil and gas facility hoping to locate in the area.
The meeting was organized by state Rep. Barbara Norton to provide a venue for residents to voice their opinion on the proposed Weatherfield International facility, which is slated to be erected at Hollywood and Jewella Avenues in Shreveport.
State Fire Marshal Butch Butch Browning was there and told residents that the issue is local and "you've got to decide what you want in your facility.
A Weatherford official said the company has tried to answer resident concerns, and that "there's nothing unsafe about what we are trying to do there."
He added that the company has followed strict state and federal regulations for the facility.
Metropolitian Planning commission is in charge of the approval process for the plant, which is on the MPC's Jan. 11, 2012 agenda. Reported by Crystal Whitman, 1/5/12