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The Louisiana Legislative Session continues to address Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) with several bills up for discussion by the Committee on Natural Resources tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, at 9 a.m. The proposed bills touch upon unitization, eminent domain, liability concerns, and revenue dedication of CCS within the state.

The descriptions of the five bills can be found below:

  • HB 169 (Carter), provides relative to liability and damages resulting from carbon sequestration
  • HB 492 (Geymann), provides relative to eminent domain
  • HB 696 (Geymann), authorizes unitization for carbon dioxide sequestration
  • HB 729 (Carter), removes eminent domain authority for carbon dioxide sequestration
  • HB 774 (McCormick), provides relative to eminent domain and compensation for mineral owners
  • HB 934 (LaCombe), provides for the dedication of revenue from carbon dioxide sequestration on state lands and water bottoms
  • HB 937 (Geymann), provides relative to landowner liability for carbon dioxide sequestration

We’ll provide further insights into the outcomes and implications in an upcoming blog post.

For questions regarding these bills, contact Liskow attorneys Neil Abramson and Jeff Lieberman. Liskow will continue to share updates on CCS bills on this blog and the Liskow CCS Legislative Minute.

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