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Hydraulic fracturing is primarily used in the Haynesville Shale in the Northwest portion of the state. As of 2011, the state requires the disclosure of all chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing fluid.
St. Tammany Parish v. Welsh, 199 So.3d 3 (2016).
Appeal brought by St. Tammany Parish Government alleging that the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation, Welsh, granted a permit for oil drilling in an area that was zoned in such a way as to make such land use illegal. At trial court the Department of Conservation was granted summary judgment. On appeal the court ruled that the zoning ordinances were preempted by state law and the Commissioner adequately considered the development code in making his decision.
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is responsible for overseeing the use of fracking in the state.
Provides information on the Haynesville Shale in northwest Louisiana, which is where much of the fracking in the state occurs.
Office of Conservation Forms
Provides access to oil and gas related forms.
Office of Conservation Rules
Provides access to both current rules relating to oil and gas recovery, including hydraulic fracturing, as well as proposed rules.
Oil and Gas Hearings
Provides access to oil and gas hearings by field name, date, or docket number.
Underground Injection Control Section
Part of the injection and mining division, which oversees the EPA approved regulatory and permitting program that protects underground sources of drinking water. Provides links to application forms, registered wells, and guidance documents.