WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) delivered a letter this week to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), urging support for Driftwood LNG in the wake of a challenge to the project’s permit.
“Sir, I ask you to join me in focused consideration and full support of the Driftwood LNG project in Louisiana. With recent reports indicating a court challenge, FERC is the lead federal oversight body responsible for ensuring the development of safe, reliable, secure, and efficient natural gas infrastructure,” wrote Congressman Higgins.
“The project would produce as much as 27.6 million tonnes/year of LNG for export and support 7,000 jobs,” continued Congressman Higgins. “The project was subject to vigorous regulatory review from FERC, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, FERC and Driftwood have held public meetings and debates on the impact of the project and extensive mitigation measures outlined in the project that ensure the protection of Louisiana wetlands. Furthermore, this project has been supported by state and local regulators as well.”
“As our nation has seen over the last year, high energy prices are crushing American families and are empowering foreign adversaries,” concluded Congressman Higgins. “We must move forward with American energy projects, and, for the sake of Louisiana, America and indeed the entire world, I implore you and your fellow Commissioners to fully support the Driftwood LNG project.”
The full text of the letter is available here.