The Department of Energy commissioned a report on natural gas LNG exports by NERA Economic Consulting, a company with close ties to the gas industry and the rightwing Hudson Institute. The report has already been called fatally flawed by Economist Dr. Jannette Barth. Today Rep. Ed Markey released a statement pointing out major flaws in the report and calling for a new report. You can read Markey’s letter to Chu, HERE. Excerpt:
“The flaws in the NERA study indicate that we still have a long way to go before we can be confident that large-scale LNG exporting is truly in America’s interest and can be done in a way that protects American consumers and manufacturers,” writes Rep. Markey. “It is critical that policy makers and the American people have a true understanding of the full impacts of exporting domestically produced natural gas before the Department moves forward in granting additional LNG export permits.”
There was another important release last week concerning LNG exports:
Despite the flawed report and the known impacts from fracking the frack pushers are charging ahead with their praise of exporting America’s fracked gas on their blog and writing planted articles to create fracking doubt.
Today David Blackmon, another fracking Joe Camel, wrote an opinion a hit piece that was placed in Forbes It’s quite similar to the one he wrote in response by my Austin American opinion piece where he fussed quite a bit about who I am without ever mentioning who he is–a paid spokesperson and managing director of the frack pushers.