Hart Energy Quotes Colleen Jarrott In Report on Louisiana Being Granted Primacy for Class VI CCS Wells

February 14, 2024

Hart Energy extensively cited partner Colleen Jarrott's recent Hinshaw Alert on the EPA granting Louisiana primacy for Class VI geologic sequestration wells in their article titled, "Louisiana 'Ready to Roll' After EPA Grants Authority Over CCS Wells."

The article quoted Jarrott's statement that Louisiana is only the third state to have primacy over Class VI wells:

"The process for granting primacy has been a long one for Louisiana. The state originally submitted its primacy application to the EPA in the spring of 2021, then revised the application in the fall."

Hart Energy shared how implementing an environmental justice analysis is an important component of Louisiana's Class VI program, quoting Jarrott's Alert:

"Key safety and environmental considerations will be intertwined with the Class VI application process to protect the health and well-being of all communities. The EPA has included specific environmental justice provisions in the memorandum of agreement between the EPA and Louisiana. These environmental justice commitments are now a clear benchmark for any state that seeks Class VI primacy in the future."

She recommended that operators work with their local communities to "build trust and provide accurate information regarding Class VI well operations and the science behind CCS." With more than 45 projects already in progress in Louisiana, Jarrott expects more to come now that primacy has been granted.

Read Hart Energy's full article (subscription required)

"Louisiana 'Ready to Roll' After EPA Grants Authority Over CCS Wells" was published by Hart Energy on January 4, 2024 (subscription required).

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