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The Black-Led Movement to Stop ‘New Cancer Alleys’ From Being Built in Louisiana

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Capital B News reports on the Biden administration's decision to pause the permitting process for some new natural gas export projects in Louisiana, reflecting the influence of Black environmental activism. Activists gathered in New Orleans to protest the Americas Energy Summit, expressing concerns about the development of new 'Cancer Alleys' in the state due to proposed liquefied natural gas plants. The temporary pause allows the Energy Department time to reevaluate permit applications considering climate and environmental impacts. While some argue that the halt may impact energy prices, Black activists in the South hope for a permanent pause prioritizing environmentally friendly energy sources. The article highlights the severe health and environmental implications of natural gas production, emphasizing the need for sustainable alternatives.

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