(Washington, DC) – Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana), U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and Congressman & U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy have issued the following statements after receiving notice from the Department of Energy (DOE) that Sempra LNG’s Cameron LNG project has received final approval and is cleared to begin construction on its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal based in the Third District of Louisiana.

“LNG exports will provide good paying jobs and economic growth for all Americans, and Louisiana is leading the way," says Boustany. "I’m excited that Cameron LNG has completed the approvals process and is ready to begin construction on its state-of-the-art LNG facility. Southwest Louisiana is set to experience an unprecedented level of growth and opportunity because of facilities just like this one. I will continue pressing the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other related agencies to ensure these facilities are approved and built without delay, allowing the future of Louisiana energy production to reach its full potential.”

“The Cameron LNG project is a prime example of the economic growth and opportunities available in Louisiana and across our country when we harness our energy resources,” Vitter said. “Natural gas is arguably the brightest spot in our otherwise weak economy, and moving forward with Cameron LNG will provide thousands of jobs in Louisiana and contribute to more affordable and reliable energy for all Americans."

“Increasing LNG exports means more jobs for Louisiana workers and more opportunities to develop our natural resources," Cassidy said. "It also furthers U.S. foreign interests by undermining oil based economy dictatorships. While Cameron LNG’s approval is great news for Louisiana, there are too many other LNG export applications waiting to be approved. We need commonsense policies that promote natural gas development to allow America’s energy economy to succeed.”

Octavio Simoes, President of Sempra LNG, said: “We appreciate the ongoing support of federal, state and local elected officials like Congressman Boustany, as well as the local community, for their steadfast commitment to moving our project forward.”