New Lobbying Effort to Promote LNG Exports Exposes Oil and Gas Industry’s Hypocrisy
Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—“Today, the oil and gas industry announced the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, its latest effort to promote fracking for fracking’s sake. The Center will lobby for federal approval of facilities to export liquefied natural gas. Such approval would allow the industry to maximize its profits by selling fracked gas overseas to India, China and other nations.
“But what about the industry’s rhetoric regarding U.S. energy security? The industry’s claims of energy security through fracking are a ruse, and industry’s push to export fracked gas proves it. The industry wants unrestricted drilling and fracking to increase its bottom line.
“The truth is that fracking is a dangerously false solution to America’s energy challenges.”
Contact: Kate Fried, Food & Water Watch, (202) 683-2500, kfried(at)fwwatch(dot)org.