The last thing American business needs is politicians deciding when and where companies can sell their goods. U.S. gas supplies are vast, and production was increasing so rapidly a year ago that prices fell to $2 due in large part to an unusually warm winter. If demand for U.S. LNG takes off, natural gas prices will rise, which will lead to more production.
Dow and friends would do more good for themselves and U.S. job creation by lobbying Mr. Obama to stop his EPA from trying to regulate shale-gas drilling to death. Their plea for government limits on exports is short-sighted—and embarrassing.