Stop Gas Export Terminals Now!

Gas Exports are Bad for SWLA

And Bad for America:

Why should we let oil and gas companies take Louisiana's gas and sell it to America's competitors?
John Allaire
If we don’t stop these terminals, Southwest Louisiana won’t be around for my children or for future generations.
Roishetta Ozane
If gas companies think they can put our climate and national security at risk, they have another thing coming.
General Russel Honoré
Bulldozing our coastline for more export terminals will make flooding here even worse.
James Hiatt
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Why We're Fighting

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.

Export Terminal Projects

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.

Calcasieu Parish


Southwest regional map - SWLA website version

Defend Southwest Louisiana from Gas Export Terminals

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.



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.