The Louisiana Energy & Environmental Resource & Information Center (LEERIC) was a cooperative program between the LSU Center for Coastal, Energy & Environmental Resources (CCEER) Information Services Division (ISD), The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), and private sector supporters.
Its mission was to:
- function as a clearinghouse of technical and non-technical energy and environmental information, including policy and statistical data;
- acquire and provide, through inter-library loan, energy and environmental resources to all groups in Louisiana;
- collect, catalog, and maintain quality print and non-print materials which are especially pertinent to understanding energy and related environmental issues, research, and education as they relate to Louisiana;
- provide a single stop energy and related environmental information service through a toll free 800 hotline number (in Louisiana only) and a web site;
- serve as part of a national network of Alliance Centers for Environmental Education;
- work and network with business, industry, government, civic leaders, teachers, administrators, and students to enhance science education locally and throughout Louisiana;
- develop and deliver quality hands-on science workshops related to energy use and conservation
for teachers; and
produce credible materials for educators and researchers.
Upon completion of the program:
- The active web site has been converted to this archive.
- Older materials and links have been removed. Updated and current versions may be found
on other web sites, such as DNR & DEQ, or through online web searches.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, DNR Technology Assessment Division, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
- Archived information available: Copies of the Louisiana Environmentalist Magazine may be found at your local college or public library.
- The K-12 library was moved to the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE).
- The Black Gold Beneath the Bayous video is found on the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources website.