DOE Proposes To Exempt LNG Export Approvals From NEPA Review

May 8, 2020
The Energy Department (DOE) is proposing to exempt its process for approving liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews, a plan that is already raising eyebrows from both environmentalists and industry sources. The proposal is “beyond the pale,” one environmentalist says, because it is “cutting the public out of the process." An energy industry analyst adds: “I just don’t see how you sidestep NEPA if you issue” a natural gas export approval. “How is that...

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