US Senate Seeks to Expedite LNG Exports in Energy Modernization Act

By Sputnik International.

WASHINGTON — The new energy legislation, the Energy Modernization Act of 2015, would expedite the regulatory process that often holds up the development of LNG export facilities due to environmental and other legal hurdles.

Under the bill, in an effort to speed up the permitting process, US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz would face a 45-day time limit to authorize or reject new projects requiring federal oversight.