September 5, 2018
Speaker Paul Ryan
U.S. House of Representatives
H-232 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515
Dear Speaker Ryan:
On behalf of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), I am writing in support of H.R. 4606, Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act. CRES urges the House to pass this legislation.
H.R. 4606 would expedite approvals for small-scale exports and imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) up to 0.14 billion cubic feet per day if no environmental reviews are required. The legislation would help modernize U.S. energy policy by facilitating exports and imports of LNG which is critical as the U.S continues to position itself as a net energy exporter over the next decade. The legislation would support the growth of jobs in the LNG space because of greater certainty in permitting and because it would allow for the greater use of LNG terminals already built or under construction. This economic growth would be achieved without substantively greater risk to the environment due to a strict adherence to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements.
H.R. 4606 is important legislation for growing domestic jobs and for elevating the U.S.’s position in global energy markets. We encourage Congress to pass this legislation as soon as possible.