By a vote of 4-3 on Friday, June 17, 2016, the Louisiana Supreme Court denied writs in reviewing the First Circuit’s decision upholding the Commissioner of Conservation’s permit to Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC to drill an oil and gas well in St. Tammy Parish over the objection of the parish government.  We reported the First Circuit decision on our blog post on March 23, 2016.  It’s unusual to have opinions assigning reasons for dissenting from a writ denial; here there were two such dissents with written reasons.