Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper joined the Sierra Club, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and many other conservation organizations in telling the Dept. of Energy (DOE) that its economic study of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export is seriously flawed.
The DOE is using that study to inform its decision on whether to approve 16 applications for developing export liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. Together, the pending applications would add export capacity for immense volumes of gas equivalent to about 45 percent of current domestic production. The increased demand for natural gas in the domestic and global markets would mean more fracking by oil and gas companies, especially the upstream Susquehanna Watershed, which already exploit exemptions from major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.