Marjorie McKeithen, Jones Walker Partner, co-chairs the firm’s Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Industry Team.
Marjorie affiliated with Jones Walker after serving as Secretary of the Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board and Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mineral Resources, where she oversaw the granting and administering of mineral leases, storage agreements, and alternative energy agreements on state-owned land and water bottoms. While serving as Secretary of the Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board, Marjorie undertook a comprehensive revision of Louisiana's statutory scheme relating to leases and agreements for underground storage.
Marjorie routinely serves as project counsel for large infrastructure projects, including renewable energy facilities, carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration, storage and enhanced recovery projects, chemical plants, petrochemical plants and refineries, pipelines, LNG and liquefaction facilities, crude oil and hydrocarbon liquids export facilities, solution-mining facilities, hydrocarbon storage facilities (salt dome and reservoir storage), and commercial saltwater disposal facilities. Marjorie also represents a number of energy and environmental service companies.
Marjorie understands that successfully and efficiently navigating regulatory and land use issues can dramatically increase the odds of success of a project and works tirelessly to help ensure that clients’ projects proceed through the regulatory process in a timely and efficient manner. She routinely works on permitting and regulatory matters regarding US Army Corps of Engineers Permits, Louisiana Coastal Use Permits, Louisiana Office of Conservation Permits (including Injection and Mining Permits and Pipeline Permits), Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Water Withdrawal Agreements, Louisiana Department of Environment Quality Air and Discharge Permits, and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Permits.