Global warming warriors in the White House plan to announce a new strategy later today: freeze new export permits for liquified natural gas (LNG) until the Department of Energy (DoE) can figure out climate impacts.
In a statement released on the White House briefing website, President Biden said early Friday:
My Administration is announcing today a Bidentemporary pause on pending decisions of Liquefied Natural Gas exports – with the exception of unanticipated and immediate national security emergencies.
During this period, we will take a hard look at the impacts of LNG exports on energy costs, America’s energy security, and our environment. This pause on new LNG approvals sees the climate crisis for what it is: the existential threat of our time.
Biden (or maybe his speech writers) justified the new strategy by hyping climate doom, indicating, “In every corner of the country and the world, people are suffering the devastating toll of climate change.”
Furthermore, the president said, “Wildfires destroying whole neighborhoods and forcing families to leave their communities behind. Record temperatures affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans, especially the most vulnerable.”
According to The New York Times, ahead of the decision, the Biden team met with Alex Haraus, a 25-year-old Colorado social media influencer who has led a social media campaign against LNG projects in the Gulf.
Climate warriors in the Biden administration are walking a dangerous line ahead of the election to appease environmentalists. At the same time, this move could jeopardize LNG production and harm the economy and even national security.
“The pause is set to at least temporarily stall projects in development, including Commonwealth LNG, Energy Transfer LP, and Venture Global LNG Inc. facilities planned in Louisiana.”
And, of course, the president had to blame “MAGA Republicans” for “willfully denying the urgency of the climate crisis” and “condemning the American people to a dangerous future.” Biden also noted, “We will not cede to special interests.”
Nearly three dozen oil and gas groups warned in a letter Wednesday to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm that Biden’s move is a “major mistake”:
Is the Biden admin now taking orders from Gen-Z climate warriors living in their parent’s basements? And we wonder how Europe will feel about their energy security… as Biden continues to pressure Putin?