What's At Stake
In response to mounting public pressure, the White House announced it will halt approvals of all pending gas export facilities, including the Calcasieu Pass 2 (CP2) project proposed for the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The Department of Energy (DOE) will reconsider how it determines whether these LNG export projects are in the public interest.
Advocates have been raising the alarm to the federal government about how gas exports harm communities and the climate, and this latest move from the Biden administration shows that they are listening. This is a critical step forward to make sure DOE fully accounts for the impact of CP2 and other gas export facilities on our climate, environmental justice, and the economy.
CP2 alone could pollute up to 20 times the annual carbon emissions of the Willow drilling project in Alaska — equivalent to emissions from nearly 40 million gas-powered cars or about 47 coal-fired power plants. At this critical moment on climate, it’s clear that projects like CP2 are not in the public interest and should be denied.
Delivery to Biden Administration and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission