See the head of DoE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) spell out that fracking has caused a glut of metane and the fossil fuel industry wants to market it by exporting it, in a hearing about H.R. 6, which would authorize LNG exports to all 159 WTO member countries.
William Huston commented September 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm:
Great article, thanks.
I found video of Dr. Gant’s testimony. May want to embed this in the article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esLENoz2bG4
There are also many interesting related videos here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=doe+lng+exports
The desciption on that particular video:
Published on Apr 26, 2014
Dr. Paula Gant, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas at the Department of Energy, touts American natural gas and explain’s her agency’s role in exports. The discussion took place at a March 25, 2014, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing entitled, H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. H.R. 6, sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), would essentially remove the Department of Energy’s public interest review of liquefied natural gas exports. The issue has become controversial as the DOE faces a backlog of applications with no clear timeframe for processing. Republicans lined up behind Rep. Gardner’s bill, while Democrats largely argued that the current DOE process should remain in place.
Read our full summary: http://naturalgas102.com/house-energy-commerce-considers-speeding-lng-exports-summary-march-25-2014/
Visit the Committee website: http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/hr-6-domestic-prosperity-and-global-freedom-act
Most House committees seem to post videos of their hearings.
Paula Gant’s FE has already authorized three LNG export operations right at the end of the Transco -> Sabal Trail -> FSC pipeline and FERC is considering a fourth one. Why should this fossil fuel industry profiteering justify eminent domain?
More in the original post. See also Bill Huston’s very interesting blog