Louisiana Parishes Fight over LNG Plant Profits

 Along the beach outside Cameron Parish

Along the beach outside Cameron Parish, rows of beach homes once stood. Hurricane Rita wiped them out. As the parish works to recover, it is looking to share in the profits of a new LNG plant being built in Cameron by the Port of Lake Charles. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Jeff Brady, NPR

In Southwest Louisiana, Hurricane Rita destroyed a lot of towns. Officials say money earned from a liquefied natural gas plant that's being built will go a long way toward rebuilding some communities. The facility will contribute millions of dollars a year to local coffers. But there's a battle over who will get that money.

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