Today Rep. Ed Markey (D, MA), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Chu expressing his concerns about the authorization of LNG exports.
According to the letter, the DOE approved the Sabine Pass permit and is considering seven additional permits. These eight LNG export plans would equal 18 percent of the natural gas we use in the US.
The letter addresses concerns about increased prices for US gas and the probability of rapidly increased production when they need more time to improve technology since they are currently making such a mess of it all by letting the gas leak out all over the place, not to mention the rather serious water issues.
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Alma Hasse says
Another excellent post Sharon! THANK YOU!