Republicans unveil effort to reverse Biden’s latest crackdown on fossil fuels: ‘Pure politics’

Jan 31, 2024 | Political News

FIRST ON FOX: Senate Republicans introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent the Biden administration from moving forward with its moratorium on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export permits.

The Unlocking Domestic LNG Potential Act — authored by Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Tim Scott, R-S.C., and cosponsored by 16 fellow Senate Republicans — seeks to “depoliticize” LNG exports by eliminating the Department of Energy's (DOE) authority to green-light such permits. The effort comes days after the White House and DOE paused permits for LNG export terminals over their potential climate impacts.

“President Biden’s move to halt American energy exports is pure politics,” Scott said in a statement Wednesday. “In fact, exporting U.S. natural gas would actually lower global emissions.”