Watching Government: Politicizing LNG exports

Let's not beat around the bush: Exporting more LNG has become as hot of a US political issue as the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline's cross-border permit application. It's not certain whether all this attention will produce concrete results, but it is providing some good election year entertainment this spring, especially in Colorado. The US House Energy and Commerce Committee's Energy and Power Subcommittee approved HR 6 on May 2 by 33 to 18 votes. The measure sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado's fourth district, aims to clear a backlog of LNG export applications at the US Department of Energy. "The majority of LNG export applications are waiting in ...

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