Senator Katie Britt recently signed new legislation that she believes is essential to establishing America's energy independence and security now and in the future.
of Unlocking legislation on domestic LNG potential It is being promoted as a solution to take politics out of U.S. liquefied natural gas exports by eliminating U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) leadership approval requirements.
Under the new law, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would have full authority over the approval process, Britt said.
Britt said the bill comes after President Biden and the Department of Energy “gave a major victory to both President Vladimir Putin and far-left climate change activists by suspending approval of pending applications for U.S. LNG exports.” said it became necessary.
Ultimately, Britt said, Biden's actions will make the United States more dependent on countries that are hostile to it.
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“Instead of strengthening America’s energy security, President Biden has chosen to continue appeasing far-left Green New Deal supporters by freezing new LNG project permits,” Britt said.
“Foreign customers will look to other LNG suppliers around the world, including their primary adversaries. This irresponsible and job-killing move effectively undermines America’s role as the world’s leading LNG exporter. , will further weaken America's energy dominance that President Biden has inherited.”
“At every turn, this administration puts partisan policies ahead of hardworking American families.”
Two weeks ago, the Biden administration suspended approval of pending applications for LNG exports.
US gas exports have more than quadrupled over the past decade, making the US the world's largest exporter of natural gas.
Austin Shipley is a staff writer at Yellowhammer News.