In a huge win for Gulf Coast communities, Biden administration delays approval of “Climate Death Star” LNG Facilities

by Katie Nelson

January 26, 2024

Now, let’s make the pause permanent.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 26, 2024)–This morning, the Biden administration announced a pause on pending decisions for all new liquefied natural gas terminals, a series of ‘carbon bombs’ slated for construction on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. The move by the White House could notably impact Calcasieu Pass 2, or CP2, a massive export facility with the potential to generate nearly 20 times the annual carbon emissions produced by the recently approved Willow drilling project.

In response, Greenpeace USA Executive Director, Ebony Twilley-Martin, said: “Today, we celebrate an incredible win that rests squarely in the hands of people living on the frontlines, who have been fighting this nightmare tirelessly for years. With this delay, President Biden is demonstrating that the United States can and will transition away from dirty oil and gas. It’s a remarkable step that defines the stakes in the upcoming election. 

“The White House must now turn this administrative pause into concrete action by updating the climate analysis required for fossil fuel export approvals. If done correctly, this change would permanently derail all other planned LNG terminals. The gas boom planned in this country would poison our communities and set us firmly on the path to an unlivable planet.

“LNG projects across the Gulf South are already harming people’s health, wrecking the environment, raising prices for families, and threatening our national security. We can’t afford to rubber-stamp these climate Death Stars that will decimate both local communities and our planet. Now, the Biden administration needs to finish the job – let’s make the pause permanent.”  


Contact: Katie Nelson, Greenpeace USA Senior Communications Specialist, [email protected], +1 (678) 644-1681

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Katie Nelson

By Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson is a Senior Communications Specialist at Greenpeace USA.

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