CAC’s Margie Alt Statement on Delay of Gas Export Terminal Approval
For Immediate Release
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January 24, 2024
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Climate Action Campaign Director Margie Alt in response to reports that the Biden administration is delaying the approval of an enormous extracted gas export terminal and 16 other projects. The pause will allow the Department of Energy to consider impacts on “climate change, as well as the economy and national security," according to the New York Times, and if the projects are in the public interest.
“President Biden met this moment on climate, delivering on his promise to slash climate pollution and take measurable steps to protect our environment and future. This decision to pause the permitting for a massive extracted gas export facility and other projects to require the consideration of climate impacts is exactly the kind of leadership we need from President Biden. Burning more extracted gas makes climate change worse and intensifies extreme weather disasters. Standing up to big polluters and putting people before profits, is what the president promised and what the president is delivering.”
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CAC is a vibrant coalition of dozens of major national environment, environmental justice, and public health groups, working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action based on science, to address the climate crisis. Our goal is to reduce climate pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy in ways that support justice, jobs, health and economic opportunity for all.