Greens fight to stop Biden-Johnson LNG export deal

By Kelsey Brugger | 04/05/2024 01:36 PM EDT

House Republicans are planning a field hearing Monday to pressure the administration to hold the line on gas exports.

A rendering of a proposed Port Arthur liquefied natural gas project.

A rendering of a proposed liquefied natural gas project in Port Arthur, Texas. Port Arthur LNG

House Republicans are heading to Port Arthur, Texas, on Monday to highlight their view on the benefits of liquefied natural gas exports in the largely Black and Latino coastal community.

But some Democrats already visited the city earlier this year. They called it “toxic” and “unlivable” because of its reliance on the fossil fuel economy — including Sempra’s LNG export project.

The debate will grow louder in the coming days as House Republicans push the White House to lift its gas export permit pause in exchange for approving money for Ukraine to repel Russia’s invasion.


“Certainly, we are vigilant and ready to fight this,” said Mahyar Sorour, director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Fossil Fuels effort.