WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2014) — Today the House Committee on Energy and Commerce reported H.R. 6 to the House floor. The “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act”, introduced by Reps. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, would accelerate the approval of Department of Energy permits to export U.S. liquefied natural gas. Following the vote, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas President Bill Cooper issued this statement:
“The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas applauds the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for reporting H.R. 6 to the floor.
“The Committee’s bipartisan action sends a message to the rest of the world of growing Congressional support for the United States re-emergence as a global energy leader.
“In light of bipartisan and bicameral support for accelerated LNG exports, I urge the full House to take action on this bill to accelerate the permitting of LNG export applications.