U.S. LNG Exports: Analyzing the Permit Approval Process and the Environmental Impacts

March 20, 2024 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
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An ELI Members Webinar

On January 26, the Biden Administration announced a temporary pause on pending decisions on permits to export liquified natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement countries until the Department of Energy (DOE) updates underlying analyses for the authorizations, stating that the current ones no longer adequately account for all necessary considerations, such as potential domestic energy cost increases and the latest assessments of environmental impacts. The United States is the largest global exporter of LNG, and its exports have rapidly grown over recent years. The pause presents an opportunity to review impacts of increased LNG export, including climate consequences, environmental justice harms, and more.

Join the Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists to discuss U.S. LNG exports, DOE’s approval process, and the environmental concerns associated with LNG. Our speakers will analyze the current global state of LNG exportation, the consequences of the pause, and potential changes to DOE’s permit review. What are DOE’s current considerations when undertaking a review, and how might this process be falling short? How will the pause affect energy markets and the energy transition? What are the implications for international environmental and energy law? We will discuss these questions and many more.

Anna B. MikulskaResearch Staff, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Institute for Defense Analyses, Moderator
Elizabeth Leoty Craddock, Partner, Holland & Knight
Moneen Nasmith, Senior Attorney, Earthjustice
Tade Oyewunmi, Energy Law Professor and Consultant

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