House Committee on Protecting Texas LNG Exports, Select - 88th R.S. (2023)

Committee: House Protecting Texas LNG Exports, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Liquefied natural gas |
Library Call Number: L1836.88 P967
Session: 88th R.S. (2023)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 2,000 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive review of the impacts on Texas and Texans of the Biden Administration's executive action imposing a temporary pause on pending decisions on export permits for the sale of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement countries. This comprehensive review shall include:
(1) Analyzing the applicable legal authorities under which the federal action was taken, including the Natural Gas Act of 1938, as amended (15 U.S.C. §§ 717 to 717z), and the Administrative Procedure Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. §§ 551-559);
(2) Assessing the potential economic, environmental, and social impacts of such federal action on the state;
(3) Identifying strategies to mitigate all adverse effects on the LNG industry. Texas's energy sector and the state's economy as a whole; and
(4) Formulating recommendations for legislative, policy. or other remedial actions to address the challenges posed by the federal suspension of LNG export permits.

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