Bloomberg Law
April 27, 2022, 6:42 PM

Energy Infrastructure Now More Impervious to Activists (Podcast)

David Schultz
David Schultz
Audio Producer

It’s never easy for environmental activists—whether global, national, or local—to stop the construction of a big energy infrastructure project. But now, it may be nearly impossible.

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For an example, look to southwestern Louisiana. Fossil fuel companies are building new liquefied natural gas terminals there as fast as they can, with explicit approval from a Biden administration that desperately wants to replace Russian’s energy dominance overseas. And these terminals are being built in an economically depressed region where fossil fuel jobs can represent a ray of light.

Against these types of headwinds, what’s an activist supposed to do?

That’s the topic of discussion on today’s Parts Per Billion, our weekly environmental podcast. Bloomberg Law’s Daniel Moore traveled to Louisiana and talked to residents living near current and future LNG terminals about how the facilities are affecting the Gulf Coast’s environment. And Daniel explains why advocates for renewable energy there are having a tough time making their case in the current economic and geopolitical climate.

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