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Barragán Statement on Biden Administration Decision to Pause Approvals of LNG Export Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     

26 January 2024

Contact: Kevin McGuire, 202-538-2386 (mobile)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44) released the following statement after the Biden Administration’s decision to pause approvals of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facilities.

“President Biden’s announcement to pause approvals of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export facilities is a historic step to curb the dangerous expansion of fossil fuels.  The expansion of LNG exports threatens a stable climate for future generations, increases energy costs for American homeowners and businesses, and harms the quality of life in environmental justice communities,” said Rep. Barragán. “I am proud that this decision follows two letters that I co-led to the White House and the Department of Energy, signed by dozens of my colleagues, calling for an update to the process used to determine whether licensees for new LNG export facilities are in the public interest. We must continue our work with communities of color and low-income communities to prioritize environmental justice and our climate over the profits of the fossil fuel industry. That is in the public interest. The future is clean energy, not polluting fossil fuels.”