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John Beard drives near a liquid natural gas facility in Port Arthur, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. It is one of several LNG facilities along the Gulf Coast. As the United States produces more natural gas, increasingly, it is being exported to Asia, Europe and other places. Beard, head of the Port Arthur Community Action Network, says Black and brown communities like Port Arthur are having to bear much of the risk posed by facilities like these, from explosion to impact on air quality. In addition to LNG facilities, Port Arthur is also surrounded by oil refineries and petrochemical plants. "Port Arthur's what's called the American Sacrifice Zone," Beard said. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

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A security guard walks past a mirror at a sculpture installation, which is reflecting a nearby green space, at a public park converted from a former industrial area, on a day with high levels of air pollution in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)