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LABI: Class IV Primacy a Monumental Opportunity for Louisiana

December 29, 2023

Baton Rouge, LA – Today, Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) President & CEO Will Green released the following statement in response to the EPA granting primacy over Class VI injection wells to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

“The decision to grant Louisiana primacy is a monumental step in advancing our state’s energy future. Louisiana will be able to usher in a new era of technology and innovation while safeguarding our industrial, manufacturing and energy industries.

Obtaining primacy will enable a more efficient and streamlined permitting process as we aim to meet the demands of global energy markets while generating billions of dollars in future investment and expanding employment opportunities across the state.

The impact of this decision from the EPA cannot be understated. It reinforces Louisiana’s position as an energy leader in carbon capture and sequestration technology. We are excited and well-prepared to seize this opportunity for economic growth.”