Groups sue Louisiana over LNG project permits

Community and environmental groups are suing Louisiana to block approvals for a massive liquefied natural gas export project, reports E&E News.

In a petition filed last week in state court, Healthy Gulf and other groups claimed the Louisiana Department of Energy and Natural Resources violated its “constitutional, statutory and regulatory duties” when it approved coastal use permits for the Calcasieu Pass 2 LNG project, or CP2, as well as a more than 80-mile gas pipeline associated with the facility.

The groups asked the court to toss out approvals for the CP2 proposal, which would export 20 million metric tons of gas overseas per year from Cameron Parish in Southwest Louisiana. Read more.