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April 25, 2022, 9:30 AM

Along Gulf Coast, Gas Export Boom Tests Biden Clean Energy Goals

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

As a flare lit up the Cameron, La., night sky, John Allaire served up etouffee with homemade roux, shrimp, and blue crab plucked from his swampy, birdsong-filled 311-acre property on the Gulf of Mexico.

His trailer’s dinner table was stacked with maps, pollution estimates, letters of dissent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and handwritten logs documenting busy vessel traffic entering the mouth of the Calcasieu River.

The flaring liquefied natural gas export terminal—and the one proposed directly next door—is paving over and polluting a coastline, he lamented, that draws ducks, egrets, brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills, and the threatened eastern ...

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