Federal court blocks Biden’s pause on approving gas export projects

Source: Washington Post

“A federal court on Monday blocked the Biden administration’s pause on approving new facilities that export liquefied natural gas, dealing another legal blow to the president’s ambitious climate agenda. In a decision issued late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge James D. Cain Jr. ruled in favor of Louisiana and 15 other Republican-led states that had challenged the move. The judge, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, wrote that the pause ‘is completely without reason or logic and is perhaps the epiphany of ideocracy [sic].’ … The White House announced in January that it would temporarily stop approving new liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects while studying their effects on climate change, the economy and national security.” (07/01/24)