Biden Ploy to Limit Natural Gas Thwarted by Courts 

Biden Ploy to Limit Natural Gas Thwarted by Courts 

July 2, 2024

Another victory for supporters of American industry and the free market has recently been issued by the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The ruling overturned a blatantly unconstitutional move by the Biden administration to stop issuing permits for new LNG export facilities. Not only was the move unconstitutional but it also had a dire effect on the state’s involved, including weakened economies and a loss of jobs. 

The New York Times reports:

Texas, for instance, “projected that it would lose $259.8 million in tax revenues associated with natural gas production over five years as a result of the pause of permitting.” Moreover it tried to stop, “Calcasieu Pass 2, a proposed $10 billion project in Louisiana. If completed, Calcasieu Pass 2 would be the largest natural gas export terminal in the country and would increase the country’s daily gas exports by about 20 percent. Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted 2 to 1 to approve the project, leaving the export terminal permit as the last remaining hurdle.”

This makes one think what was going through Biden’s head when he approved this, certainly not the American worker. We owe our thanks to James D Cain Jr., the presiding judge in the Western District of Louisiana, who was appointed by President Trump. 

Elizabeth Murrill, the attorney general of Louisiana, said in a statement: “Liquid natural gas has an enormous and positive impact on Louisiana, supplying clean energy for the entire world, and providing good jobs here at home. The people of Louisiana are proud to power this nation and the world. A major victory for American energy.”

However, there is no guarantee the Biden administration will not try to appeal this ruling and continue their endless assault on American energy, industry, and workers in favor of the eco-left. But for now, Americans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that this decision was overturned.