(AmericanProsperity.com) – The Biden Administration is now considering pausing the new natural gas export terminals that he was originally going to put in place.
Joe Biden spoke of this new natural gas production at the beginning of his presidency and it aligned with many environmentalists who believed increasing the export of natural gas would lead to more issues with climate change.
Biden said, “While MAGA Republicans willfully deny the urgency of the climate crisis, condemning the American people to a dangerous future, my administration will not be complacent. We will not cede to special interests. We will heed the calls of young people and frontline communities who are using their voices to demand action from those with the power to act.”
The White House also spoke out saying that the current economic and environmental analyses don’t account for cost increases for Americans or the impact of greenhouse emissions. Some feel that Biden’s pause is a “win for Russia” while other environmentalists have been waiting for something like this to happen since Biden’s “Willow OIl project” in Alaska.
Environmental activist Bill McKibben spoke out in agreement with Biden’s decisions saying, “This decision is brave, because Donald Trump (the man who pulled us out of the Paris climate Accords on the grounds that climate change is a hoax) will attack it mercilessly. But it’s also very, very savvy: Biden wants young people, who care about climate above all, in his corner. They were angry about his dumb approval of the Willow oil project.”
He continued to say that a single Louisiana LNG export terminal would emit far more greenhouse gasses than willow, nearly 20 times the amount. He also said that it’s important to note that Biden’s pause will be overturned if Trump wins the election as he will just continue with the LNG export terminals.
Jennifer Granholm, Energy Secretary said that the ability of the United States to supply natural gas won’t be affected, and they don’t know how long the pause will last, but that it may take “some months” to figure out the effects of LNG projects on the environment.
Mike Sommers, who is president and CEO for one of the largest advocates for oil and gas, API,, said “This is a win for Russia and a loss for American allies, U.S. jobs and global climate progress.”
He continued, highlighting how this could be harmful to America, saying, “There is no review needed to understand the clear benefits of U.S. LNG (exports) for stabilizing global energy markets, supporting thousands of American jobs, and reducing emissions around the world by transitioning countries toward cleaner fuels and away from coal.”
Opposing sides continue to argue that finding out the long-term effects of these LNG exports is essential to ensuring that there are no negative effects that would push back our current efforts to slow climate change and global warming.
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