Senators repeat their call for Biden administration to end freeze on new LNG exports


U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, joined Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Jim Risch (R-ID) in sending a letter to President Biden’s Climate Envoy John Podesta, urging an “immediate reversal” of the Biden administration’s ban on new LNG exports.

Specifically, the letter warns of the “dire national security and foreign policy implications” as a result of the ban. 

The letter is the latest pressure applied by members of the Senate and House to convince the Biden administration to reverse its ban on new LNG exports. Oklahoma’s US Senators and Representatives were part of similar efforts in February.

“At a time when war is ongoing in Ukraine and tensions are rising in the Middle East and Asia, it is particularly important that allied nations can rely on the United States for a reliable, long-term fuel supply. The administration’s decision, however, creates serious doubts about the reliability of that fuel supply and will have dire national security and foreign policy implications. It should be reversed immediately,” the senators write.

Senator Sullivan serves on the Armed Services committee. Senator Wicker serves as ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senator Risch serves as ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee.

Read the full letter here