Geothermal Energy Resources (Louisiana)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Louisiana

Applies to States or Provinces Louisiana
Name Geothermal Energy Resources (Louisiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Geothermal Electric
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


Louisiana developed policies regarding geothermal stating that the state should pursue the rapid and orderly development of geothermal resources.

Geothermal developments must comply with environmental regulations for protection of the environment and for the conservation of natural resources.

The state Department of Conservation has full regulatory authority over all geothermal exploration, drilling, development, and production as well as subsurface disposal of geothermal waters and/or waste.

Any discharge into any navigable or non-navigable streams or waters by geothermal resources is regulated by the Stream Control Commission of the state.

Policy Contact

Contact Name James "Jim" H. Welsh
Department Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Division Office of Conservation

Phone (225) 342-5540

Fax (225) 342-3705