Playing with Fire: The Climate Impact of the Rapid Growth of LNG

The soaring price of natural gas, driven in part by the war in Ukraine, is encouraging the development of 25 liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal projects in the U.S. that could emit more than 90 million tons of greenhouse gases a year, according to state and federal permits reviewed by the Environmental Integrity Project.

That’s as much climate-warming pollution as from about 18 million gasoline-powered passenger vehicles running for a year – more than from all the cars and trucks in Florida or New York State, according to the Environmental Integrity Project’s report, “Playing with Fire: The Climate Impact of the Rapid Growth of LNG.”