EPA Region 6 Office Concerned With Environmental Justice and Greenhouse Gas Issues Related to Texas LNG Export Terminals

In comments filed at FERC recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 office in Dallas, Texas (EPA) has voiced concerns that FERC’s environmental review of several LNG export terminals proposed for construction in Texas has been inadequate.  In FERC dockets regarding LNG export terminal proposals by Corpus Christi LNG, Freeport LNG and Cameron LNG, EPA requested that FERC, in its environmental review of the projects, (1) address whether there are disproportionate effects on majority minority or lower income communities and proposed mitigation measures; and (2) consider in its decision making recent U.S. Department of Energy reports on induced gas production and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from increased gas exports.  EPA also requested further review of wetlands disturbance and cumulative impacts from the projects.  EPA comments can be found at these links: Corpus Christi LNG, Freeport LNG, Cameron LNG.

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