CCAGW Annual Ratings

Liquefied Natural Gas Exports – Passage


Passage of the bill that would require the Energy Department to make a decision on pending applications to export liquefied natural gas within 30 days of the bill's enactment or at the end of the public comment period, whichever is later. Under the bill, applications would have to publicly disclose the countries that would receive the proposed exports. It also would authorize the U.S. Court of Appeals for the circuit where the proposed export facility will be located to exercise original and exclusive jurisdiction over any civil action pertaining to such applications. The court would be required to order the Energy Department to approve any applications within 30 days if it finds the agency did not issue a decision by the bill's deadline.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 50
Bill Number: 
HR 351
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 277-133 : R 236-1; D 41-132