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Amendment to limit LNG exports soundly defeated in House

By Bob Downing Published: November 21, 2013

From the Center for Liquified Natural Gas on Wednesday:

Washington, D.C.: Today an amendment to H.R. 2728, the Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, was soundly defeated by a vote of 142 to 276. The amendment, offered by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), sought to require all natural gas produced on public lands to be offered for sale only in the United States. Following the vote, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) President Bill Cooper issued the following statement:


“The defeat of this amendment by an even wider margin than previous votes on similar amendments demonstrates growing momentum in Congress for liquefied natural gas exports. We commend the members who voted to defeat this harmful amendment today. If passed, this protectionist amendment would have been a restraint on trade and free markets. It would have threatened thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investments as the private sector looks to natural gas exports as an additional market for abundant supply of domestically produced natural gas. With the defeat of this amendment, the House of Representatives reaffirms its commitment to free trade.”




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