Michigan LCV hails Biden administration announcement delaying LNG expansion
DELAY WILL ALLOW CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC INTEREST FOR LNG EXPORT PROJECTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced its decision to delay further expansion of liquified natural gas (LNG) exports to reconsider the public interest determination process for such projects.
“The exportation of liquified natural gas negatively impacts our environment and our health, particularly for communities already overburdened by toxic pollution and high energy costs,” said Bentley Johnson, federal government affairs director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “The Biden administration made an important first step in pausing liquified natural gas terminal expansion. These terminals have no place in a healthy planet and we look forward to working with the Biden administration to ensure a robust review process accounts for climate impacts and helps lower energy costs.”
By delaying further expansion of LNG export projects, the public interest determination process will be reconsidered, allowing communities to make their voices heard on whether to allow new LNG projects locally.