The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) is pleased to note that during the recent public comment period held by the U.S. Department of Energy on its third-party macroeconomic study, several key American workers’ and manufacturing groups came out in support of LNG exports.
Here’s what they’re saying:
General Electric: “GE supports free markets and free trade. As a global company, we have witnessed firsthand the economic vitality generated when local workers, local industry and local resources are unleashed to compete in world markets.”
National Association of Manufacturers: “Proposals that seek to limit LNG or coal or any other product would have far-reaching negative effects on the United States and should be rejected. Such restrictions limit economic opportunities and stifle job growth rather than provide a source of increased economic growth.”
Caterpillar, Inc.: “We believe LNG export restrictions would discourage U.S. energy exploration and economic growth. And the notion of restricting exports would be counterproductive to our ongoing efforts to keep other countries from embracing similar policies. The U.S. has – and should continue – to strenuously oppose export restrictions imposed by other countries as they seek to gain advantage over U.S. manufacturers and farmers by restricting products like rare earth materials, scrape steel, and food.”
United Association of Plumbers, Fitters and HVAC Techs: “The billions of dollars in wages generated by these well-paying jobs will be multiplied throughout communities across the country in the form of investment and taxes, which will in turn be used to support schools, fire stations and other essential public services. This new source of shared prosperity will provide a foundation for future growth.”
Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council: “Exporting America’s abundant natural gas to global markets is yet another excellent opportunity to increase job production and investment as a result of the burgeoning U.S. domestic energy production.”
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers: “We believe domestic policy should focus on maximizing access to the nation’s abundant natural gas resources and encouraging domestic manufacturers to use those resources. Opening up more public lands to natural gas exploration and production, and regulatory reform aimed at ensuring manufacturers can actually build plants to take advantage of our resources are the best paths toward achieving these objectives.”