Hoeven Statement After Biden Administration Indefinitely Halts LNG Exports

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement after the Biden administration indefinitely halted approvals for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals to review the licensing process.

“The Biden administration continues to handcuff U.S. energy producers with burdensome and unnecessary regulations, and this is just the latest example,” said Hoeven. “Instead of blocking new LNG exports, the U.S. should be providing this valuable energy commodity to our friends and allies, so they don’t have to rely on energy from our adversaries like Russia. Energy security is vital to our national security and the Biden administration is making our nation less safe with this unnecessary action. As a member of the Energy Committee, I intend to work to get Biden administration officials before our committee to push back on this latest addition to their flawed Green New Deal policy.”  

Hoeven continues working to push back on burdensome and costly regulations from the Biden administration, including working to reverse the Biden administration’s ban on transporting LNG by rail. Additionally, the senator is sponsoring legislation to streamline and set deadlines for multi-agency National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews of natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects needed to get energy to market, among other priorities. This legislation has been included in two comprehensive energy permitting reform bills. This includes the Spur Permitting of Underdeveloped Resources (SPUR) Act, which Hoeven helped introduce and is sponsored by Senate ENR Ranking Member John Barrasso, and H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representative last year.