January 25, 2021
In a letter to members of the Louisiana Climate Task Force today, Bayou Industrial Group encouraged the panel to consider ongoing industry emissions-reduction and contributions to coastal restoration when developing the state’s action plan to reduce greenhouse emissions.
“BIG and our members appreciate the tremendous energy and economic benefits that offshore oil and gas production contribute to our region and our nation. We also recognize Governor Edwards for the creation of the Climate Task Force to reduce greenhouse gas emissions originating in Louisiana. BIG believes that it is possible to have both a robust oil and gas industry that creates jobs and economic opportunity alongside a healthy and sustainable environment to live and work for generations. Economic and environmental benefits are not an either/or decision. In Louisiana, we can and we do have both.
“With this in mind, we encourage you to consider the significant emissions reductions that our state’s industry has achieved in recent years and companies’ continued investments in coastal restoration projects to sustain our invaluable wetlands as the Task Force develops recommendations.”