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Louisiana Granted Primacy Over Class VI Wells

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Louisiana Granted Primacy Over Class VI Wells


BATON ROUGE – December 28, 2023 - Today, Greg Bowser, President and CEO of the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the State of Louisiana’s application for primacy over Class VI wells has been approved. “ I am so glad to hear that the EPA has approved Louisiana's Class VI primacy application. This application to regulate Class VI injection well projects for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is crucial for our state and the approval of the application will be monumental for creating a sustainable Louisiana. We have the opportunity to utilize this new and safe technology and become a pioneer and model for other states. Our industry is committed to reducing emissions and keeping Louisiana beautiful and healthy. Not to mention, the profound economic boost this will provide to our state through new investments and tax revenue. Granting primacy to Louisiana for these projects will help reduce permitting time and it will ensure that operations strictly adhere to all unique environmental guidelines that pertain to our state individually. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources has stringent guidelines that must be followed for projects such as these and they are already well-equipped to permit these types of projects. I want to thank the EPA and the Louisiana DEQ for acting swiftly on this matter and I look forward to welcoming new projects in 2024!”




About the Louisiana Chemical Association

The Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) was formed in 1959 to promote a positive business climate for chemical manufacturing that ensures long-term economic growth for its 64 member companies that operate more than 100 sites throughout Louisiana.

LCA, Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance and related organizations work to protect and expand Louisiana’s petrochemical manufacturing base. It is critical for the industry to have a unified voice in state governmental activities because legislative and regulatory actions can affect capital investment and job retention and growth.

LCA is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of 17 member company representatives, primarily plant managers and divisional vice presidents. LCA has an experienced staff with expertise in the chemical industry, environmental, health, safety, security, governmental affairs, communications, and association management.




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