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      RS 30:800     



§800.  Policy

It is declared to be the policy of Louisiana that:

(1)  The rapid and orderly development of geothermal resources within the state of Louisiana is in the interest of the people of the state of Louisiana;

(2)  In developing the state's geothermal resources, the primary purpose is to provide a dependable supply of electrical energy and process heat at reasonable rates for the people of the state of Louisiana;

(3)  Maximum possible consideration shall be afforded to protection of the environment and to conservation of natural resources by all agencies and officials of the state of Louisiana involved in prescribing rules and regulations governing the development, production and distribution of geothermal energy in Louisiana.

Added by Acts 1975, No. 784, §1.  Amended by Acts 1976, No. 134, §1.

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