We love our home, that’s why we all rebuilt after the storms. But now, oil and gas companies are putting our community at risk with a plan to build nearly a dozen toxic gas export terminals here in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes. Each one would decimate our coast and our fishing grounds to take American energy, liquify it, and export it around the world—even to America’s global competitors.
The result? Higher energy costs, dangerous pollution, out of work fishers and shrimpers, and coastal devastation that will make SWLA families more vulnerable to floods and hurricanes and turn our beloved home into an industrial wasteland.
The oil and gas industry wants to build these gas export terminals on top of our pristine but fragile coast, our fishing and shrimping grounds, and our homes.
Have you seen the massive gas export terminals along our coast, releasing flares of toxic pollutants into our communities? Through a highly volatile process, the oil and gas industry uses these terminals to liquify our gas so they can then export it internationally.
None of the gas produced here in Louisiana is even for us. Energy companies ship it overseas where they can charge more for gas, making all of our gas bills higher. We take all the risk, and they make all the profit.
Our neighbors living in the shadow of these terminals, have to breathe the toxic air they release. Our fishers and shrimpers are struggling to get their catch because the terminals are built on their fishing grounds. Our coast is being bulldozed for these terminals, making all of us more vulnerable to floods and storms.
The more the industry exports, the bigger the mess they leave behind. There’s already 4 gas export terminals in Southwest Louisiana – they want to build at least 10.
We won’t be fooled into accepting their dirty deal. Their plans won’t make our bills cheaper or protect our community. They’ll only bring higher energy costs, out-of-work fishers and shrimpers, coastal devastation, decreased home values, and more severe floods and natural disasters for SWLA families. All so that the oil and gas industry can export gas to other countries.
TOGETHER, WE CAN DEFEND OUR HOMES, OUR FISHERS AND SHRIMPERS, OUR BUSINESSES, AND OUR COMMUNITIES FROM THE GAS INDUSTRY’S GREED.
We are former plant workers, builders, entrepreneurs, teachers, hospitality workers, musicians, professionals, and advocates, and we’re coming together to protect beautiful Southwest Louisiana—where we live, work, play, and raise our families.
SWLA is our home. Together, we can ensure it remains a prosperous, healthy, and safe community for generations to come.