Preparing Louisiana for the Possible Federal Regulation of Greenhouse Gases
Mike McDaniel. Funded by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. Project Funding: $98,543.
The purpose of this project is to help prepare Louisiana for the possible federal regulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) and to assure that the state's economic competitiveness is not compromised and that economic development opportunities are recognized. First, a comprehensive state-wide GHG inventory will be developed. The second element of the project will be a thorough review of measures being taken or contemplated by other states to accommodate expected federal GHG regulation or climate change concerns. The third project element will be a high-level assessment of the impacts of the most likely federal GHG regulatory schemes on Louisiana's economy. The fourth will be a list of potential state and industry strategies for responding to requirements and opportunities brought by federal GHG regulation.