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HB 120: Prohibits the permitting of any permanent structure which may protrude above the surface of Lake Maurepas or Lake Pontchartrain


Present law provides for the authority of the commissioner of conservation, including authority to issue permits and orders related to oil and gas exploration and drilling, injection wells, carbon dioxide sequestration, and other mineral-related activities.

Proposed law
provides an exception to the authority of the commissioner, prohibiting the issuance of any order or permit otherwise within his authority if the order or permit would allow the construction, installation, or use of any permanent structure above the surface of Lake Maurepas or Lake Pontchartrain.

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