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Congress Turns its Attention to LNG Exports: Legislation to Accelerate the Pace of Department of Energy LNG Export Approvals Becoming Increasingly Likely in 2014

On May 2, 2014, a coalition of U.S. Senators sent a letter to the White House urging quick review and action on a series of pending permits for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities. The letter comes on the heels of action this week by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to advance legislation to speed approval of LNG export permits to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. The committee’s 33-18 vote sets the stage for action by the House of Representatives as early as the end of May.

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