Comment Period Ends Dec. 22: Sign Our Comment to the LDEQ

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting comments on a proposed air operating permit and the associated Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) for the Driftwood Pipeline's Indian Bayou Compressor Station in Beauregard Parish. This is a critical facility for the proposed Driftwood Line 200 and Line 300 project in Louisiana. 

More than 1,300 advocates signed our comment below that we submitted to the DEQ in December 2022. Thank you to all who signed! We will continue to collect signatures in anticipation of additional comment periods.


RE: AI Number 229293, Permit Number 0320-00209-V0, Activity Number PER20210001; Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Driftwood Line 200 and 300 Pipeline Project

Dear Secretary:

I stand with Pipeliners Local 798 in support of Tellurian's Driftwood Line 200 and Line 300 project's compressor station in Beauregard Parish as it seeks a Proposed Initial Part 70 Air Operating Permit. This facility is a critical component of the larger natural gas project that will provide essential increased access to locally sourced natural gas, helping to meet the growing demand for this clean-burning energy source.

By utilizing electric units, this compressor station will help reduce carbon emissions more than 99% more effectively than gas turbine drivers. This is a key benefit that highlights Tellurian's commitment to a clean energy future and, specifically, to environmentally responsible projects. 

Driftwood has a proven track record of building and operating pipelines that prioritize safety for its employees, contractors and surrounding communities. This compressor station and the Line 200 and Line 300 project as a whole is designed to meet or exceed state and federal safety requirements.

I believe this project should receive necessary permits for the following key reasons:

  • The project has committed an additional $365 million in order to deploy fully electric units, with the goal of save roughly 710,000 tons of CO2e. The net reduction over tradition gas fired compression for Scope 1 emissions is greater than 99%;
  • The facility, along with other components of the project, will support approximately 1,500 jobs during construction and several permanent jobs for local craftsmen;
  • In its DEIS for the Line 200 and Line 300 project, FERC concluded that impacts would "not be significant" assuming that Driftwood implements its impact avoidance, minimization and mitigation measures and adheres to FERC recommendations. The compressor station in Beauregard Parish will help this effort, as it is designed to help lower emissions and minimize environmental impacts;
  • Construction of the overall Line 200 and Line 300 project is expected to generate nearly $5 million in tax revenue, which can be invested in libraries, public parks and other community services.

Due to the reasons discussed above, I urge the DEQ to issue the requested air operating permit for the Line 200 and Line 300 project's compressor station in Beauregard Parish without delay so the residents, business owners and workers can soon enjoy the many associated benefits.

Signed,

[Names below]

1,334 signatures

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  • Charles Richards

  • Kenneth Martin

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Thaddeus Townsend Thaddeus Townsend

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Derrick Ring

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Robert Thompson

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Christopher Canine

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Billy Hand

  • David Spann

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Corey Parry

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Adam williamson

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Jeffrey Haynes

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Richard Crowden

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Thomas Shepherd

  • James Vaughan Neil

  • Shannon Johnston

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Jason Harden

  • Nathan Yost

  • Shane Slover

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Robbie Stephens

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Jason Harris

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Donald Schulz

  • Donald Schulz

  • Donald Schulz

  • Donald Schulz

  • Donald Schulz

  • John Parker

  • Robert Noyes

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • Steven Gilmore

    Pipeliners Local 798

  • john hoinville

  • Joe Noggle

    Pipeliners Local 798