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Louisiana sits at the crossroads of US climate policy, from experiencing some of the earliest effects of rising sea levels and changing weather patterns to depending on fossil fuels for economic growth.
We spoke with US Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican-Louisiana, about how the Biden administration's climate policies are playing out in his state.
He contends the White House's climate ambitions ignore just how dependent the US is on fossil fuels given the pace of cleaner alternatives.
We also asked Cassidy about the Interior Department's leasing moratorium, how offshore drillers are shifting assets out of Louisiana, and what he expects on US-OPEC relations under the Biden White House.