FE proposes to follow the law, NEPA, specifically.
How about we also repeal
the Halliburton Loophole
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPA2005) that enables fracking and LNG exports?
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE)’s parent U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)’s
on EPA2005 doesn’t mention its fracking effects or liquid natural gas (LNG)
storage or export.
spells out that EPA2005 not just enabled but required LNG export:
Mandatory within 60 days after date of enactment
Continue reading The Halliburton fracking Loophole and LNG exports
FERC won’t be able to say it doesn’t know anything about LNG exports
anymore, with this plan to require FERC environmental assessments
before FE authorization.
But this does nothing about the FE authorizations aleady granted,
the three at the end of the Transco -> Sabal -> FSC pipeline.
A better idea: cancel LNG exports and build solar power instead.
Jennifer A. Dlouhy wrote for Fuelfix 30 May 2014,
Winners and losers in feds’ new gas export review plan,
The Energy Department intends to scrap a two-year-old approach for
considering applications to export LNG to countries that don’t have
free trade agreements with the United States. Instead of reviewing
them in the order they were filed, as the agency largely does now,
the Energy Department would first tackle those that have already
cleared an expensive, time-consuming environmental assessment
typically done by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Sen. Ed Markey’s statement of 29 May 2014,
Markey Commends DOE Move to Study Impacts of Large-scale Natural Gas Exports,
heads in the right direction but doesn’t go far enough: Continue reading LNG export approval pause puts FERC on hook for EIAs