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LCV Statement on FERC’s Approval of CP2 Methane Export Facility

Jun 27, 2024

Washington, DC: In response to FERC’s approval of Venture Global’s CP2 LNG export facility today, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Senior Federal Advocacy Campaigns Director, Leah Donahey: 

“FERC’s decision today is the wrong call. CP2 is the most dangerous and controversial LNG export project ever proposed in the U.S. and, if built, will devastate local communities, drive up energy prices, and increase the pollution causing climate change. We stand with President Biden and the Department of Energy for its common sense decision to pause the development of new methane gas export facilities while they conduct a thorough and much-needed analysis of these projects’ health, economic, climate, and environmental justice impacts. An updated and thorough determination process by DOE must lead to an eventual rejection of CP2 given that the facility’s harmful economic and environmental impacts are clearly not in the public interest.”

FERC’s approval today underscores why the Department of Energy’s role reviewing LNG exports is essential. Nothing in this decision changes the Department of Energy’s long-standing authority to make a public interest determination. The DOE will continue with its process of determining whether LNG export projects are in the public interest. It is critical that DOE’s re-evaluation of its underlying analyses is updated with the latest science, environmental justice analysis, and economic studies to accurately reflect the full impacts of these massive projects.  


Earlier this year, LCV ran a $2.5 million ad and content creator program to educate people about President Biden’s decision to pause permitting of methane gas export facilities.