Chevron agrees to carbon-offset reforestation in St. Charles Parish


Chevron USA Inc., through its Chevron New Energies division, and Restore the Earth Foundation Inc. announced on Monday that they have agreed to an 8,000-acre reforestation project in St. Charles Parish, reports the Valdosta Daily Times.

The project will bring together Chevron and Restore the Earth Foundation to develop a nature-based solution, which is expected to remove carbon from the atmosphere and be focused on reforesting natural cypress forests and swamps in St. Charles Parish. Chevron will provide funding for Restore the Earth to plant an expected 1.7 million native bald cypress seedlings as part of the project.

In 2021, Chevron launched Chevron New Energies to accelerate lower carbon businesses in hydrogen; carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS); offsets; and emerging opportunities, as well as support Chevron’s continued focus on biofuels. The St. Charles Parish cypress reforestation project is expected to generate carbon offsets that could both help offset Chevron’s carbon emissions, and also help customers achieve their lower carbon goals. Read the entire story.