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President Trump Visits Southwest Louisiana, Touts America's Energy Dominance

May 15, 2019 10:54AM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.

President Trump visited Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG Export Facility in Hackberry, Louisiana Tuesday where he toured the partially completed $10 billion LNG terminal—which liquefies natural gas, enabling it to be stored and shipped throughout the world.

 With an enthusiastic crowd of construction workers, leaders from the energy sector, and dignitaries in attendance, President Trump boasted of his most recent executive orders that eased restrictions on energy infrastructure and promoted fossil fuel exploration. Stating, “Under my administration, we have ended the war on American energy and ended the economic assault on our wonderful energy workers.”

Facilities such as the Cameron LNG Export Terminal will increase liquefied natural gas exports and continue to create jobs while cementing the U.S. role as an energy provider for international markets. The administration has also promoted liquefied natural gas from the United States as a way for Europe to reduce its reliance on Russia for energy.

 “We should be producing energy at home, not enriching foreign adversaries abroad,” Trump said.

After taking a few political jabs at the 2020 Democratic opponents and their Green New Deal, the President vowed to build a new I-10 bridge over the Calcasieu River if he wins the 2020 presidential election.

"It's a very unsafe bridge, and we're going to give you a new one," said Trump as the crowd erupted with excitement.

The President also thanked U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), U.S. Rep. and Steve Scalise (R-La.) for their help and support throughout his administration before leaving for a reelection fundraiser in New Orleans.  

*Article and Photos by Flint Zerangue, Sr.