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Attorney General Kobach Joins Coalition Against Biden’s Attack on LNG

Release Date: Mar 22, 2024
(TOPEKA) - Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach joined a coalition of 16 states led by Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill in a lawsuit against President Joe Biden and the United States Department of Energy over the unlawful decision to ban new liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. 


“The Biden administration’s decision to ban LNG exports is putting America last by catering to climate extremists. The national security interests of Americans should be the President’s top concern,” Kobach said.

On January 26, President Biden and his Department of Energy halted all new approvals of LNG exports to non-Free-Trade Agreement countries effective immediately. This decision ignores the clear text of the Natural Gas Act and departs from decades of agency policy. Just six months ago, the Department of Energy even acknowledged, “There is no factual or legal basis” for halting approval of LNG exports.

Biden’s decision causes serious harm to Plaintiff States, local communities counting on LNG-related investment, and the energy sector itself. This ban will also disrupt the development and production of natural gas, giving us no choice but to turn to the courts to enforce the law.

Kobach was joined by attorneys general from Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.


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