"Biden Approves Alaska Gas Exports As Critics Condemn Another ‘Carbon Bomb’"

"Energy department gives green light to exports from liquefied natural gas program, after Willow project approved last month"

"The Biden administration on Thursday approved exports of liquefied natural gas from the Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, a document showed, prompting criticism from environmental groups over the approval of another “carbon bomb”.

The US energy department approved Alaska Gasline Development Corp’s (AGDC) project to export LNG to countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement, mainly in Asia. Backers of the roughly $39bn project expect it to be operational by 2030 if it receives the required permits.

The project, for which exports were first approved by the administration of Donald Trump, has been strongly opposed by environmental groups.

“Joe Biden’s climate presidency is flying off the rails,” said Lukas Ross of Friends of the Earth. Ross pointed out this was the second US approval of a “fossil-fuel mega-project” in as many months."

The Guardian had the story April 14, 2023.


Source: Guardian, 04/17/2023