E&C Republicans: President Biden's LNG Export Ban is Reckless and Politically Motivated

Washington D.C. — Energy and Commerce Republicans are demanding President Biden reverse his liquefied natural gas (LNG) export ban, which is a blatant political decision to appease radical environmental activists who are intent on shutting down American energy. 

This week, Members spoke about how disastrous this decision is and urged President Biden to reverse course during an Energy Subcommittee hearing and during a special session on the House Floor, led by Rep. John Joyce (R-PA). Unleashing American LNG will reduce emissions, lower energy costs, and further U.S. energy security and the security of our allies.

Don’t miss these key moments calling out the Biden administration’s disastrous energy policies:

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Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA): “The administration is ignoring the fact that natural gas continues to create millions of new jobs, bring manufacturing back to the U.S., and revitalize communities across the country.”


“President Biden’s LNG export ban will end these benefits for local economies, kill good American jobs, and increase energy prices for people across the board.

“It will send manufacturing overseas, increase our dangerous dependence on China, and discourage investment in future American energy production.”

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Rep. John Joyce (R-PA): “This is not a pause. It is the first step of a process to ban outright any future export of LNG.

“This was a political decision to pander to the far-left that will increase energy prices for American households.

“It will abandon our allies in their time of energy need, it will harm family sustaining jobs, and it will relinquish American global energy leadership.”

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Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN): “Thanks to American innovation and energy technologies, the United States is the world’s largest producer of natural gas and exporter of LNG.”


“American LNG is a critical asset that not only keeps our energy sector secure and competitive, but also helps reduce global emissions and our global dependence on energy from adversarial nations, like Russia.”

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Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI): “Even for a President known for inflation and global instability, this is an inexplicable move.”


“I’ve yet to hear from any American clamoring to drive our allies to Russia and Iran, which is exactly what Biden’s LNG export ban will do.”

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Rep. John Curtis (R-UT): “Sometimes it feels to me like people hate fossil fuels more than they hate emissions."


“We do produce [LNG] cleaner here than Russia, and not just by a little bit.”

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Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ): “Stopping the progress of building U.S. LNG terminals is just simply an irrational decision.

“I cannot imagine a worse conceived idea that is more detrimental to reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, and it also decreases world energy security and U.S. national security.” 

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Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN): “This export ban will fuel higher costs for families here at home and push our allies abroad into the hands of our adversaries.”


“American LNG is the cleanest form of natural gas available and has allowed the U.S. to lead the world in emissions reduction.”

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Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX): “LNG is reducing greenhouse gas emissions, whether some here want to admit that or not.”

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Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA): “Because of [LNG], we have actually reduced our carbon footprint substantially here. And guess what, we’re getting no love for it. All they’re trying to do is put [LNG] out of business.”

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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH): “Since Putin began his invasion of Ukraine, our European allies have raced to transition away from Russian energy by importing clean, American LNG. The administration’s short-sighted, dangerous decision accomplishes one thing, and one thing only, empowering Russia.

“Claiming that this decision is based solely on protecting the environment is just absurd. Because of natural gas, the United States has reduced its own emissions more than any other country over the last 20 years.

“The President’s ban on new LNG export projects is not an environmental decision. It’s a political decision.”

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Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA): “We can both have a cleaner, healthier planet and climate, as well as grow our economy and have affordable, reliable, secure, and abundant energy.

“The greatest sense of environmental injustice to me is not allowing poor people or disadvantaged communities to be able to heat their homes because we make electricity unaffordable.”

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Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL): “Simply put, President Biden’s LNG ban puts politics over people, and America last."


"Stopping LNG exports does not make the climate any cleaner or safer. In fact, the opposite happens.

“Ultimately, this restriction will curtail innovation, investment, and the overall competitiveness of the United States energy sector in the global market.”


“The White House seems more interested in taking domestic energy advice from TikTok influencers who are just in it for clicks, shares, and impressions.”