Louisiana Environmental Issues

Environmental policy aims to conserve natural resources by balancing environmental protection with economic growth, property rights, public health, and energy production. This is done mainly through laws and regulation passed at all governmental levels and influenced by many stakeholders with different agendas.

  • As of January 2016, there were 24 An endangered species is "in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range." A threatened species is "likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future." species in Louisiana listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Click on the tabs below to read about major environmental issues in Louisiana and policies related to air and climate change, land, water, waste, and endangered species.

The following is a list of recent environmental bills that have been introduced in or passed by the Louisiana state legislature. To learn more about these bills, click the bill title. This information is provided by BillTrack50 and LegiScan.

Note: Due to the nature of the sorting process used to generate this list, some results may not be relevant to the topic. If no bills are displayed below, no legislation pertaining to this topic has been introduced in the legislature recently.

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