Senators propose new bill to reverse Biden’s LNG pause


U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Barrasso introduced legislation that would require the Department of Energy to approve all LNG exports, effectively reversing President Biden’s decision to stop new American LNG export approvals, reports KALB News.

According to Cassidy and Barrasso, this legislation, called the LNG Security Act, would support energy-producing states like Louisiana, where 12 of the 18 impact LNG export facilities are or will be built.

More specifically, the LNG Security Act would:

  • Require DOE to immediately approve all LNG exports to countries which have imported, are importing, or are physically capable of importing natural gas from Russia or Iran.
  • Place a 45-day deadline for DOE to issue a decision on applications to export LNG to all other countries, once the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves the siting, construction, and operation of an LNG export facility.
  • Move all current and future litigation challenging the approval or denial of LNG export authorizations to the Circuit Court where the facility is or will be located.

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