Louisiana stands to benefit from revolution that made American natural gas one of the world’s most promising resources for greenhouse-gas emission reductions

A new report, released Tuesday by The Pelican Institute, provides insight into how Louisiana’s growing natural gas industry may help the state’s future environmental- and economic- outlook.

“Risk Reward & Revolution” by Alex Bozmoski and Andrew Holland shows that while environmental dangers pose a significant threat to our state, Louisiana is also uniquely positioned to offer solutions to the country and the world. Specifically, exporting U.S. natural gas could achieve the dual benefits of global climate-change mitigation and local/national economic development.