Washington, D.C. — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today passed the Small Scale LNG Access Act, legislation introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to expedite the approval of exports of natural gas equal to or less than 51.1 billion cubic feet per year.
The committee passed the bill with bipartisan support by a vote of 13-10.
“I applaud committee passage of the Small Scale LNG Access Act, which I co-authored with Sen. Cassidy. This legislation would strengthen an emerging sector of Florida’s economy, augment our existing ties with Caribbean and Latin American nations, and help reduce harmful emissions in those regions. Importantly, the bill would also ensure that nefarious actors, including Cuba and Venezuela, cannot benefit from expedited access to American energy exports without first demonstrating real commitments to human rights and democracy,” said Rubio.
“If you want to enable American job growth, you should support this legislation,” said Dr. Cassidy. “If you want to decrease global emissions, you should support this legislation. If you want greater renewable generation, you should support this legislation.”