This bill aims to expedite the approval process for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects.
H.R. 351 would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to issue a final decision to approve or deny applications for LNG export projects no later than 30 days after the conclusion of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. Under this legislation, there would be a requirement to publicly disclose the LNG export destination prior to final approval of the facility.
Export applications would be given expedited judicial review in the U.S. Court of Appeals regarding DOE orders, or the DOE’s failure to issue a final decision on applications.