Thursday, June 20, 2024

Kennedy denounces Biden administration’s attack on LNG: “President Biden is committing energy suicide”

by BIZ Magazine

WASHINGTON – Senator John Kennedy (R-La.), a prominent voice in energy policy discussions, criticized the Biden administration’s decision to halt new and pending permits for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, labeling it as “energy suicide for America.” Kennedy, who serves as the ranking member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee on Appropriations, expressed his concerns on the Senate floor regarding the detrimental impacts of this policy shift.

Kennedy denounced the decision, stating, “This decision is going to kill dozens of multi-billion-dollar new terminal projects, including a project in Louisiana that we call Calcasieu Pass 2. . . . It would have brought thousands of good jobs to Louisiana and to America. It would have produced the energy to keep this country safe, to keep this country warm and to help our friends, but President Biden has put all those jobs and the terminal itself in jeopardy. Why? Politics. To appease that neo-socialist faction that I talked about that don’t even like our country.”

In his remarks, Kennedy criticized President Biden’s actions, asserting, “President Biden is committing energy suicide for America. Regrettably—and I mean that—regrettably, too many times in the past three years and on too many issues, we have seen President Biden act as a sock puppet for a faction of neo-socialist Americans who don’t like our country, who think our country was wicked when it was founded and that it’s even more wicked today.”

Kennedy emphasized the significance of energy independence for America’s prosperity and security, stating, “Energy independence is America’s jackpot lottery ticket. Now, we’ve worked hard for it, but it’s our jackpot lottery ticket, but, for some reason, President Biden wants to light our winning numbers on fire.”

He urged his colleagues to oppose President Biden’s anti-energy agenda, stating, “We cannot let President Biden commit energy suicide to appease the radical left in the loon wing of his party. So, I ask my colleagues, Mr. President, to join me in pushing back against President Biden’s anti-energy agenda and his moratorium on liquified natural gas.”

Kennedy’s remarks reflect the ongoing debate surrounding the Biden administration’s approach to energy policy and its implications for domestic energy production and national security.

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