The U.S. Interior Department recently announced that it is awarding Louisiana with about $47 million to be used to plug and abandon the orphaned well sites throughout the state.  This is part of phase one of many under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed by President Biden in November.

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In August of 2020, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued an executive order establishing emission reduction goals of reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, putting the state in line with pledges made under the Paris Agreement, and by the federal government, 25 other states, and hundreds of companies in the private sector.

The Louisiana Legislature adopted the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act in 2009. Recent policy changes at the federal level have drawn increasing attention to the Act’s provisions regarding the permits needed to operate a carbon dioxide storage facility in Louisiana.

The Act grants jurisdiction over the permitting process to the Commissioner of Conservation.[1]

On October 28, 2021, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (the “Department”) publicly announced a transfer pricing managed audit program in Revenue Information Bulletin No. 21-029 (October 26, 2021). Louisiana’s program is similar to managed audit programs recently introduced in other states, such as Indiana and North Carolina. However, unlike some other states, Louisiana’s managed

The current administration’s focus on climate change has prompted a renewed interest in carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS). In July of this year, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a report to Congress stating the Biden administration “is committed to accelerating the responsible development and deployment of CCUS to make it

On September 6, 2021, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed and issued Emergency Proclamation 170 JBE 2021 (the “Proclamation”) designed to provide assistance to certain groups affected by Hurricane Ida, including a temporary suspension of certain deadlines and requirements relating to unemployment insurance as well as the temporary suspension of legal deadlines applicable to legal

To our clients, families, and friends – Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Ida, including the attorneys and staff in our law firm.  We will stand with you in the coming weeks and months. The communities where we live and work are resilient and resourceful, and the people within our law firm

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization to permit certain activities necessary to address the impacts of Hurricane Ida that would normally require a Coastal Use Permit to be issued before the work.  This applies only within the Louisiana Coastal Zone. It is intended to complement the emergency use

Victims of Hurricane Ida now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.  The relief applies to taxpayers in any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual or public assistance.  Currently, this relief applies to the entire state of Louisiana

At the request of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, President Joseph Biden declared that a “major disaster” exists in much of south Louisiana due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida. One consequence of this declaration is that businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit agencies operating in the “major disaster” area are eligible to apply for low-interest loans