DOE Says It Will Hold LNG Export Apps Until Study Ends

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 8:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Energy doesn't plan to revoke already-issued approvals for liquefied natural gas exports, but the agency won't approve new applications until it finishes a study on the impacts of LNG exports, according to a letter from a top DOE official released Thursday.

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., released the letter that DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary Christopher A. Smith wrote to him along with a House Natural Resources Committee study that the congressman said exposed the “perils” of large-scale natural gas exports for the...
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