Liquefied Natural Gas Exports, Carbon Fees, and More – ML Strategies’ Weekly Energy and Environmental Update

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Work continues in D.C., even as administration and Hill officials prepare for inaugural festivities. The incoming chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), sent a letter on January 10 to Energy Secretary Steven Chu advising the agency to not grant export licenses for liquefied natural gas until the deficiencies of an agency-sponsored study are corrected. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is planning to introduce legislation in February to impose a carbon fee, and the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee released a draft of its National Climate Assessment on January 11.

For additional timely information on state and federal administrative and legislative activities, please see ML Strategies’ weekly Energy and Environmental Update.

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