Louisiana Bucket Brigade push for renewable energy in SWLA – Daily Advertiser

by | May 24, 2022 | Energy

CAMERON, Louisiana — In the farthest southwest corner of Louisiana, Cameron Parish shines as a true sportsman’s paradise.It has more than 26 miles of shore on the Gulf of Mexico accessible through Rutherford, Gulf Breeze, Little Florida, Constance, Long-dun, Mae’s and Holly beaches.More than 400 bird species can be seen throughout the year in Cameron Parish. Its marshes are home to brown and white shrimp, blue crab and alligators.For James Hiatt, Cameron Parish also is one of the best places for fishing. There’s a pier that would end at the jetties in the mouth of Calcasieu Pass. Hiatt, who grew up in Lake Charles, would cast his line or just watch the sunset.But that road is now inaccessible, replaced by Venture Global LNG with a sea wall to protect the Calcasieu Pass liquid natural gas facility, he said. “You can’t get there now,” Hiatt said. “Where is anything of a sportsman’s paradise? And what happens when industry just takes and doesn’t give back?”Hiatt is part of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to environmental issues. He and other environmental justice advocates want to see Louisiana move away from the petrochemical industry toward cleaner and renewable energy. They argue that while Cameron Parish is on the frontlines of climate change, the victim of an eroding seascape and more frequent and violent natural disasters, it accelerates the issue by being home to three liquid natural gas sites and planning for more. ‘We can’t afford to let all of this happen’There are three liquid natural gas facilities in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes – Sabine Pass, Calcasieu Pass and Cameron LNG.Liquid natural gas is natural gas that has been cooled to a liquid state making it possible to transport , according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.Mike M …

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