Oversight Republicans set hearing on LNG export pause

By Kelsey Brugger | 04/15/2024 06:38 AM EDT

The hearing coincides with discussions among House GOP leaders on ways to overturn the mortarium.

Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas).

Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas), who chairs an Oversight panel focused on energy, will hold a hearing this week on the administration's natural gas export permitting pause. Francis Chung/POLITICO

House Republicans this week are continuing their barrage against President Joe Biden’s liquefied natural gas export permitting pause.

On Thursday, the House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy and Regulatory Affairs will hold a hearing on the issue.

Led by Republican Rep. Pat Fallon of Texas, the panel will pick apart the Department of Energy’s January decision to pause LNG export national interest determinations.


Biden officials say the pause will allow the department to examine its own metrics for analyzing the price and climate impacts of export terminals. Terminals that have already been approved can move forward and exports are poised to increase.