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Rep. James, Colleagues Send Letter to Biden Administration Requesting Reasoning Behind LNG Export Ban

Contact: Noah Sadlier

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week is Energy Week, and Representative John James (MI-10) sent a letter to the Biden State Department requesting more information regarding the rationale behind the administration’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export ban. Representatives Keith Self (TX-03) and Tom Kean (NJ-07) also joined in signing onto this letter.

The letter reads:

“We are writing to express our concerns regarding the recent decision by the White House to implement a temporary pause on the pending approvals of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports. This decision, as outlined in the administration's fact sheet dated January 26, 2024, has prompted significant concern across the energy sector, as well as among international partners relying on the United States for LNG supplies.”

Rep. James released the following statement regarding this matter:

“The proposed LNG export ban hurts all states in America, but none more than my home state of Michigan—where we possess one-eighth of the nation’s total LNG storage. This is a reckless decision on the part of the Biden Administration, as they put climate alarmist influencers ahead of the American people.”

Rep. Self also issued the following statement after sending this letter to the State Department:

“Biden’s radical LNG export ban jeopardizes American energy security, economic interests, and adds to geopolitical disruptions.  I look forward to hearing Under Secretary Fernandez address these extreme policies the Biden administration is pushing on Americans.”

Additionally, Rep. Kean released the following statement regarding this letter:

“The freeze on U.S. LNG export sites is hurting our economy, jobs, and energy independence. American LNG is cleaner and more efficient than natural gas produced in other nations. The Biden Administration is only hurting Americans with this order.”

Click here to read the full letter.