Upton and Gardner Respond to DOE’s LNG Export Changes

May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), author of H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Energy’s proposed procedural change to the authorization of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports:

“Rather than working with Congress to fix the problem, the administration announces an abrupt move to introduce new excuses to delay an already broken process. This action will further slow down approvals and could discourage investment in export projects. Instead of adding more uncertainty to the process, we need a solution that brings an end to the existing queue. H.R. 6 is the answer, which passed our committee with bipartisan support. By simply requiring DOE to make a decision, we can avoid more Keystone-like delays and send a much-needed and immediate signal to our allies, and our enemies, that American natural gas will be an available source of affordable energy.”

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