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16 US States File Lawsuit Against Biden

Fri 22 Mar 2024 | 10:42 AM
Israa Farhan

Authorities in 16 US states have filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden, demanding the lifting of the indefinite ban on approving new contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the country.

Documents issued on Thursday from Louisiana state show that the plaintiffs are attorneys general from Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Washington. Wyoming is also part of the lawsuit.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the largest gas-producing state in the country, who published a copy of the lawsuit online, stated that Biden's unilateral order violates due process, turns the oil and gas industry upside down, undermines the Texas economy, and our constitutional system.

He expressed confidence that Biden's decree would lead to billions of dollars of investment flowing overseas, reduce the ability of American regions reliant on exporting such raw materials to fund government programs, and force producers to burn surpluses rather than offering them on the market.

Earlier, Biden stated that the United States would suspend the approval process for new LNG export contracts due to climate change concerns. This decision has drawn sharp criticism from the Republican cam