On December 28, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) signed a final rule delegating primacy over the issuance and enforcement of permits for Class VI Underground Injection Control (“UIC”) wells under the Safe Drinking Water Act to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (“LDNR”).[1] This decision came after a lengthy review process

An active legislative area is carbon capture and storage (“CCS”), which could be an option for incentivizing Louisiana’s struggling energy economy. On August 19, 2020, Governor Edwards issued two executive orders directed towards the ambitious commitment (or pledge) to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25-28% by 2025 and to planning measures in order that Louisiana would

Terminology employed in oil and gas exploration may often become antiquated. In this regard, this comment is intended to introduce the reader to the dated and potentially confusing terms “mineral acre” and “royalty acre.” Although the author is not a large proponent of the use of such terms, they are part of the fabric of