Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a coalition of 25 states in opposition to President Biden’s proposed rule to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that would prohibit liquefied natural gas (LNG) from being transported by rail car in the United States. Attorney General Landry and his colleagues argue that this Biden proposal will have devastating effects on the economy, American energy, and national security.
“Biden’s war on energy is a war on America’s poor and working-class,” said Attorney General Landry. “It is high time the Biden Administration to put America first. Biden’s environmental virtue-signaling is burdening American families and jeopardizing the safety and security of our homeland.”
Citing Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine as an example for more energy independence – the attorneys general argue, “Natural gas is the primary energy source for electricity generation in the United States. Presently, 41% of the country’s electricity is generated from natural gas. Meanwhile, U.S. Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) emissions have decreased by 11.65 percent and GHG emissions from electricity generation have decreased by 33.08 percent within same timeframe. The growth in U.S. gas production is a geopolitical and economic asset, contributing to our national and global energy security.”
“President Biden has made it clear he will do anything to destroy American energy,” added Attorney General Landry. “Once again, 24 of my colleagues and I are pushing back against Biden’s senseless and short-minded stance. The American economy and way of life hinge on affordable and reliable energy sources; I will continue fighting to defend both.”
Since Biden took office, LNG prices have increased 61%. Additionally, the average American household paid about $1,000 more in energy costs last year. The President’s unrelenting desire to crush domestic oil and gas will only result in more homes in the United States being heated by Russian natural gas.