Keep up the fight against gas exports

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. 

While we keep the pressure on DOE, there is another government agency that still needs to hear from you on CP2. Write to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and urge them to reject the project.  

CP2’s pollution, traffic, sprawl, and visual impact would affect nine local communities along the Gulf Coast. This project would be located next to an existing export facility, Calcasieu Pass LNG, which has repeatedly violated its permits, and potentially another LNG export terminal. These communities already bear the burden of heavy industry and are on the frontlines of the bigger hurricanes and storms fueled by climate change. 

Momentum is on our side. Tell the federal government it’s past time to stop greenlighting fossil fuel industry expansion and prioritize communities and pollution-free, renewable energy.

A large liquified natural gas transport ship sits docked in the Calcasieu River on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, near Cameron, Louisiana.
A large liquified natural gas transport ship sits docked in the Calcasieu River on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, near Cameron, Louisiana. (Jon Shapley / Houston Chronicle via Getty Images)

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