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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

DOE Supports Exports Bill Deadline

January 29, 2015
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)—Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on S.33, The LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.  The Senate legislation is a companion bill to the House passed, H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Transparency Act. During the hearing, Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith confirmed the Department’s ability to approve Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export applications within 30 to 45 days. Congressman Gene Green released the following statement:

“This testimony confirms what we already know, that applications can be processed much faster. We’re glad to hear they’re on board. This legislation is a common sense solution that will streamline the export permitting process while stimulating the economy and creating jobs.”

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