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S.2088: American Natural Gas Security and Consumer Protection Act

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Sponsor Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action March 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

American Natural Gas Security and Consumer Protection Act - Amends the Natural Gas Act to prohibit any person from exporting any natural gas from the United States to a foreign country without first having secured an order of the Secretary of Energy (DOE) authorizing such person to do so. Allows the Secretary to issue an order authorizing such exportation, upon application, if the Secretary determines that the proposed exportation will be consistent with the public interest.

Requires the Secretary to issue an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 on such an order, including by analyzing the impacts of extraction of exported natural gas on the environment in communities where the natural gas is extracted.

Directs the Secretary to issue final regulations for determining whether an export of natural gas from the United States to a foreign country is in the public interest.

Exempts any export authorization order ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

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March 6, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.