Center for American Progress

STATEMENT: CAP’s Trevor Higgins Praises Move To Consider Climate Impact of LNG Terminal
Press Statement

STATEMENT: CAP’s Trevor Higgins Praises Move To Consider Climate Impact of LNG Terminal

Washington, D.C. — According to a published report, the Biden administration is expected to delay approval of a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana to consider its impact on climate change, the economy, and national security. In response, Trevor Higgins, senior vice president for Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

This is a welcome move that signals a new, fairer standard for determining whether additional LNG exports are really in our national interest. Exporting LNG to other countries increases fuel prices for Americans, contributes to climate change, and threatens the health and safety of the—predominantly Black—communities living near LNG processing facilities. Oil and gas companies have turned to exporting LNG to prop up their profits as renewable energy increasingly replaces fossil fuels. The administration must prevent the industry from profiting at the expense of American consumers and the environment.

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org.

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