General Honorè to Join Fishermen, Residents Rallying at Venture Global’s Coastal Use Permit Hearing for CP2 Gas Export Terminal

General Honorè, fishermen, residents and allies will call on the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to deny Venture Global’s coastal use permit in order to save the local seafood industry

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 CAMERON, LA – On Wednesday, General Honorè will join fishermen, shrimpers, residents and allies for a rally outside of the Cameron Parish Police Jury ahead of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ (LDNR) coastal use permit hearing for Venture Global’s CP2 gas export terminal. General Honorè, the fishermen, shrimpers and residents will demand LDNR reject Venture Global’s coastal use permit in order to protect the local seafood industry and their homes.

Recent reports detail how Venture Global’s construction and operations strategies are bringing the company massive profits while subjecting the Cameron Parish community to excessive pollutionIn the last year, Venture Global has brought in over $18 billion dollars. 

WHAT: Fishermen, shrimpers and residents, joined by General Honorè rallying to deny Venture Global’s coastal use permit

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. CT

WHERE: Cameron Parish Police Jury West Annex at 148 Smith Cir, Cameron,

LA 70631; and on Louisiana Bucket Brigade’s Facebook page

WHO: Cameron Parish fishermen, shrimpers, residents and allies, including General Honorè

The port of Cameron once produced the most seafood in the U.S.. However, plummeting prices, worsening storms and a spike in imported seafood has already made it difficult for the latest generation of local fishermen and shrimpers to continue working. Gas export terminals now threaten to become the final nail in the coffin for a trade that  has sustained the local economy for generations and has been a cultural backbone for all of Louisiana.

Fishermen, shrimpers and residents of Cameron Parish have been mobilizing to halt the gas export terminal onslaught, including organizing a flotilla of shrimp boats outside of the LNG Summit of the Americas in Lake Charles last year. The terminals not only destroy once abundant fishing grounds, the massive tankers also prevent shrimping and fishing boats from accessing the Calcasieu River. In addition to threatening the seafood industry, gas export terminals also make surrounding areas more vulnerable to flooding during major hurricanes. The terminals eat away at natural barriers such as cheniere plains and sandbars, and their massive walls only push the storm surge into nearby communities.

About Louisiana Bucket Brigade

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade collaborates with communities on the fenceline of polluting industry in Louisiana. We engage in grassroots action to hasten the transition from fossil fuels.

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