16 Republican AGs Sue Biden Administration for Pausing Liquid Natural Gas Exports

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16 Republican AGs Sue Biden Administration , for Pausing Liquid Natural Gas Exports.
The lawsuit was filed on March 21.
The states claim that the Biden administration
does not have the authority to deny
"federal permits for new liquid natural
gas (LNG) exports," 'The Hill' reports. .
The 16 attorneys general also allege
that the pause goes against Congress.
This ban disregards statutory mandates,
flouts the normal regulatory process, upends
the industry, disrupts Plaintiffs’ economies,
and subverts our constitutional structure, Via lawsuit.
These unlawful actions leave Plaintiffs
with no choice but to once more turn
to the courts to enforce the law, Via lawsuit.
The suit goes on to allege that the ban is
motivated by politics and comes "in the midst of an election year, and after a sustained pressure campaign from billionaire conglomerates, celebrities, ‘influencers,’ and banks.".
The timing of the decision, in an election
year, raises the likelihood that political
motivations drove the action, House Oversight Committee Republicans,
in a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
LNG, which is often considered to be
"a bridge between coal and renewables," was first pushed by the Obama administration.
LNG, which is often considered to be
"a bridge between coal and renewables," was first pushed by the Obama administration.
President Biden's pause on permits signifies
a stark contrast from his predecessor.
In February, the House passed a bill that would
strip the White House of its LNG permit authority