• 24/06/2024 11:40

A number of US states sued Biden: the reason was announced

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The authorities of 16 American states filed a lawsuit against US President Joe Biden.

About this information Bloomberg reported, URA-Inform reports.  

They are demanding the lifting of an indefinite ban on the approval of new contracts for the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the country. This is stated in documents released Thursday from the Louisiana District Court.

According to the document, the plaintiffs in this lawsuit were the attorneys general of the states of Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska , Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

«Biden's unilateral order tramples the legal process, upends the oil and gas industry, undermines the Texas economy and our constitutional order», — said the Attorney General of the country's largest gas-producing state of Texas, Ken Paxton, on this occasion.

He expressed confidence that Biden's decree will lead to an outflow of billions of dollars in investment, limit the opportunities of US regions dependent on the export of this type of raw material, will cut funding for government programs and force producers to burn surpluses instead of bringing them to market.

«The White House pause «disrupts natural gas development and production and gives us no choice but to go to court to enforce the law», — wrote Louisiana Attorney General Liz Merrill after filing the lawsuit.

In late January, the Biden administration announced it was suspending the issuance of new LNG export licenses so it could study how supplies affect climate change, the newspaper reported. economy and national security.

This move by the White House has sparked debate about the future of energy. Proponents argue that gas is critical to preventing the use of coal in developing countries. And environmentalists warn that building the massive infrastructure needed to facilitate LNG trade will ensure that it will continue to be used by future generations, with inevitable detrimental effects on the climate.

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