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EJ Groups Target EPA’s Approval Of Louisiana’s Class VI Primacy Request

June 13, 2024
Environmental justice (EJ) groups are detailing their case against EPA’s decision to grant the state primary permitting authority for carbon sequestration wells, arguing the state’s post-closure liability law for wells is too lenient and thus the state’s permitting program is not as protective as federal requirements. “Louisiana’s program releases operators from post-closure obligations and liabilities that would be in place under the federal program,” the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Healthy Gulf and Alliance for Affordable Energy argue in...

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