Evergreen Statement on Western District of Louisiana Ruling on LNG Pause

In response to the US District Court Western District of Louisiana Ruling on the Department of Energy’s temporary pause on approvals for new liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminals, Evergreen Action Vice President Craig Segall released the following statement:

“It’s no surprise that a Trump judge would bend the law to hand the oil industry a win. Luckily, today’s deeply misguided ruling from the Western District of Louisiana should have no impact on the Department of Energy’s statutory authority over what must be included in a public interest determination. Pause or no pause, the science is clear: No sound analysis that accounts for the climate and environmental harm inflicted by LNG exports could possibly determine that these deadly facilities are in the public interest. 

“Corporate polluters have gone judge shopping to find a Trump-appointed ideologue to accept their short-sighted, profit driven view that would advance their fossil fuel agenda without regard for their impact on communities, climate, or domestic energy prices. The Biden administration should appeal this baseless ruling immediately and ultimately make clear it stands with the public interest, not Big Oil.”


For more information of the Biden administration’s temporary pause on new LNG export terminals, read more here