For Immediate Release
Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to approve the Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana. The vote was the first of several expected this year on similar LNG terminals, facilities that will drive more fracking in the United States.
In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement:
“FERC’s shameful approval of the Calcasieu Pass export terminal ignores the climate chaos unleashed by the fracking boom. While the world must rapidly move off fossil fuels, this commission is fast tracking Donald Trump’s destructive dirty energy agenda. Fracking is a threat to our air, our water, and the future of our planet. Even with an agreement considering greenhouse gas emissions for LNG export projects, exporting fracked gas to overseas markets does grave damage to the collective effort to reduce the emissions that are fueling the climate crisis. Congress must act to ban the export of LNG to help protect the planet from the worst effects of climate change.”