New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-11-20 01:59:26 –
Midwest Energy Company Cancels Controversial Plans On Friday $ 2.5 billion oil export terminal After facing many obstacles to development, the pipeline of Plaquemins Parish. Instead, Tallgrass Energy Partners said they would consider other uses for the site.
Among the factors cited in the company’s decision are climate change, global movements from the burning of fossil fuels for energy, and the Plaquemin’s Liquid Terminal project being built on a graveyard, disrupting other cultural sites. There was opposition from the locals to let them do it.
The thick forest overtook the old Centrosary Plantation house over 70 years ago.
Located just upstream of the Mississippi River from Ironton on the West Bank, the 200-acre site is owned by Plaquemines Port Harbor & Transit District and rented to Tallgrass. Once part of St. Rosalie’s Farm, the inhabitants of Ironton were descendants of those enslaved there and opposed the project.
Philis Hammond, CEO and spokesman for a company in Leawood, Kansas, said Tallgrass had scaled down the project as a result of a cultural survey of the site.
“Honesty and respect are the core values of Tallgrass,” Moller said. “As part of the PLT licensing process, our cultural research work has identified graveyards and potential artifacts that match what community members have shared about the history of the site. Since then, we have been. We reduced our development footprint to protect those areas and engaged with the Ironton community and other local stakeholders on the appropriate path to commemorate them. “
The reduction in size spurred a “broader reassessment effort” in August, which led to a cancellation on Friday, Hammond added.
The large oil export terminal proposed in the Plaquemines Parish could undermine Louisiana’s $ 2 billion bid to restore a devastated wetland …
The terminal would have stored as much as 20 million barrels of oil.
It will also have Reduced the effectiveness of sediment conversion in central Barataria The project is a $ 2 billion proposal to build new land on the fragile coast of Louisiana by diverting part of the river flow to Barataria Bay. Mr. Moller said the company would withdraw the permit application and the agreement with the State Coastal Conservation and Restoration Department.
Sandy Sanders, Executive Director of Plaquemines Port, believes Tallgrass’ decision is partly due to market changes as the world seeks to move away from oil and gas. The company’s announcement came 11 days after Phillips 66 announced it. Alliance closes oil refinery, 3.5 miles upstream of Ironton, transforms the property into a fuel terminal.
Along with Tallgrass, the port is looking for other ways to develop Ironton’s assets, perhaps for distribution centers and warehouses. Whatever comes next, Sanders said, “It’s not carbon at all. It’s very environmentally clean, friendly, and respectful.”
The export terminal will be built in a slave graveyard and emit 566,466 tonnes of greenhouse gas annually.
Hammond said: “Almost all infrastructure decisions are based on decarbonization goals, as we strive to find a balance between the need for decarbonization and the need for safe, reliable and affordable energy.”
Ironton-based native Wilke Decrue said the community is still working on the devastation caused by Hurricane Aida on August 29, but is pleased that Tallgrass is not moving forward at the oil terminal. There is. He is still one of the few inhabitants of his home after the storm surge of Ida was the most flooded.
For Ironton, he said, it was a struggle one after another, and he felt that even this victory was contaminated as the hurricane debris sat uncollected at the edge of the street.
“I’m thinking of leaving,” De Clouet said. “I don’t have to put up with this. I’m one of the few [who] I can afford to live anywhere, but I grew up here. “
The leaders of the Plaquemins Parish on Tuesday were assessing the potential financial damage that could be looming due to the loss of one of the largest electronics …
This work is funded by the Walton Family Foundation and supported by a grant managed by the Society of Environmental Journalists.
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