President Obamas climate commitment is leaking methane
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama’s administration gave final authorization to two liquefied natural gas export plants today. The facilities — one in Louisiana and one in Florida — represent a major increase in the number of facilities that are slated to be built and the amount of natural gas that would be liquefied and exported. These plants could have a devastating impact on the climate due to the high level of greenhouse gas emissions released when natural gas is liquefied and transported abroad.
Climate and energy associate Kate DeAngelis issued the following statement in response to the announcement:
“In supporting liquefied natural gas exports, President Obama is treating climate change like a game of peek-a-boo, opening his eyes to the harmful impacts of carbon but closing them to the devastating disruption potential of methane. Allowing more LNG exports completely counteracts President Obama’s expressed commitment to reduce emissions and protect the public health.”