LNG export to Canada or Mexico with almost no permitting
and no environmental review of anything but the part that
crosses the border. That’s H.R. 3301, just passed by the
U.S. House of Representatves, but not yet taken up by
the Senate, and already the presdent’s administration “strongly opposes” it;
so strongly his advisors recommend vetoing it.
Apparently H.R. 6 for blanket export to all WTO countries isn’t
likely to pass, so fracked methane pushers are trying a similar
approach for fewer countries.
Get it across the nearest borders, and then export to other countries?
Previously listening Sanford Bishop (GA-02 Albany) voted for both bills
in the full House.
H.R. 3301 – North American Energy Infrastructure Act
113th Congress (2013-2014)
North American Energy Infrastructure Act—(Sec. 3) Prohibits
any person from constructing, connecting, operating, or maintaining
a cross-border segment of an oil or natural gas pipeline or electric
transmission facility at the national boundary of the United States
for the import or export of oil, natural gas, or electricity to or
from Canada or Mexico without obtaining a certificate of crossing
under this Act.
Requires the Secretary of State, Continue reading Another speed-permit LNG export bill: H.R. 3301
Should we let Congress authorize blanket LNG export to 159 WTO member
countries, including China and Ukraine,
so fossil fuel companies can profit by taking our lands
to pipe fracked methane to Florida?
If not, it’s time to call your House member.
After approval by its Subcommittee on Energy and Power, which is the oversight committee for both FERC and the U.S. DoE’s Office of Fossil Fuels,
both of which can authorize LNG export, the
U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee voted yesterday to send
to the full House of Representatives
H.R. 6, “A BILL
To provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural gas to World Trade Organization countries, and for other purposes.”
That bill would add to
Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act ( 15 U.S.C. 717b(c) ), Continue reading FERC and FE oversight committee approved LNG export legislation for non-FTA countries
Cathy Castor (FL-14) and
John Barrow (GA-12)
are on the oversight committee for FERC
that had all the FERC Commissioners testify 5 December 2013:
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Shouldn’t they be interested in hearing about the Sabal Trail pipeline?
Each time someone files a comment with FERC, the filer could also
send it to that subcommittee or their member of it, or their own member of Congress or Senators.
the other subcommittee that held a hearing pushing LNG exports,
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
the appropriate jurisdiction:
National energy policy; fossil energy; renewable energy; nuclear
energy; nuclear facilities; the Department of Energy; the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;
synthetic and alternative fuels; energy conservation; energy
information; utility issues; interstate energy compacts; energy
generation, marketing, reliability, transmission, siting,
exploration, production, efficiency, cybersecurity, and ratemaking
for all generated power; pipelines; the Clean Air Act and air
emissions; all laws, programs, and government activities affecting
energy matters, including all aspects of the above-referenced
jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.
Not only fossil energy, also renewable energy, such as solar and wind.
Not only utility issues, but also interstate energy compacts.
Not only pipelines, but also the Clean Air Act and air emissions.
Here’s the subcommittee
membership: Continue reading Florida and Georgia members of FERC’s House Subcommittee