U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the senior Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal for considering LNG export applications:
"I have long warned that the US faces a narrowing window of opportunity to enter the global gas trade. Projects have languished in the so-called 'queue' awaiting approvals from two separate agencies in a parallel process that often did not function well. This proposal for reform is a positive step toward fixing a needlessly confusing regulatory review that had become disengaged from economic reality.
"I continue to oppose delays to the build-out of our export capacity, which I firmly believe to be in the national interest, and do not believe additional study is necessary. Multiple studies have confirmed time and again that the nation as a whole would benefit in both security and economic terms as a result of selling American gas to our friends and allies overseas.”
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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