Biden administration pauses decision on major LNG export terminal amid political pushback

The Biden administration is reportedly pushing back its planned decision on the Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas export terminal in Louisiana, delaying approval of what would be the nation’s largest LNG export hub in response to new concerns raised by environmental groups and some Democrats. 

The White House ordered the Department of Energy to expand its consideration of the planned LNG export facility in Louisiana to include its effects on climate change, as well as on the economy and national security, people familiar with the decision told the New York Times.

The Biden administration has come under mounting political pressure from Democrats in Congress to reconsider the criteria it uses to approve new LNG export terminals, which have taken on new urgency as U.S. LNG exports have ballooned in recent years.

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