Here is the voting roster for HR 6 approved back in June of 2014. This bill is called “Domestic Prosperity & Global Freedom Act” which calls for an immediate approval of all pending LNG export applications.
Originally we flapped our lips to sanction Russia economically with a long-term goal to compete with them in gas exports…the immediate effect is laughable in that “no amount of increase in US exports can begin to replace such large volumes. Russian exports of NG are more than twice the combined capacity of Depart Of Energy approved US LNG exports projects so far.”
Recently a conversation came up about “WHERE” is the best place to store our abundant natural gas….well obviously based on how our representatives voted… that place ISN’T in the ground for future generations’ consideration.
And that place ISN’T in US storage facilities (we lack the space for our gluttony and we over drilled for gas all over America)…see this recently posted flaring video in south Texas….
Here is a story where wasted gas from flaring is occurring in Colorado too.
So HR 6 puts to work our over drilled gas supplies by exporting it overseas meaning we’d increase our approved-for-export volumes by FOUR TIMES (volume of 9.27 Bcf/d to 35.86 Bcf/d) without further public participation or consideration of the risk to:
- risk to higher NG prices,
- security of US NG supplies, or
- ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS of drilling…
So for us here in Arlington, frackland Texas-that could mean a resurgence of fracking activities in our back yards.
Re-elect your representatives more wisely next time ya’ll.