Stop the Export of Liquefied Natural Gas

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Target: White House Council on Environmental Quality

Goal: Stop United States’ export of liquefied natural gas

The U.S. has recently faced an increase in the production of natural gas, which has dropped domestic gas prices far below international prices. This means natural gas is being exported around the world to other countries that need it. While this is good news to gas companies, it is very harmful to the environment and not worth the damage it causes.

Liquefying natural gas in order to export it is not an easy process. It requires a lot of energy and a good amount of the gas can leak during the process. It is estimated that liquefying the gas to export it can produce up to 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. The benefit for the gas companies has caused them to downplay this fact, however. The companies are lobbying against any study that shows what damage liquefied natural gas can cause. This damage includes not only the greenhouse gas emissions, but also what the gas companies will do to export this gas. Exporting liquefied natural gas will mean more fracking and pipelines to export it, as well as higher gas bills domestically.

The profit for the gas companies is more important to them than the damage to the environment. Liquefying natural gas causes serious harm to the environment not just in the U.S., but globally. This means that the gas companies are putting their personal profit above the environment and health of the world. Tell the White House Council on Environmental Quality to stop these companies’ greed and stop the export of liquefied natural gas.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear White House Council on Environmental Quality,

Gas companies have recently become interested in exporting liquefied natural gas. However, the process of liquefying the gas to export it is energy intensive and leaks a lot of the gas. This leaked gas can account to over a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, gas companies that are eager to export natural gas may start more fracking and placing pipelines across the country.

I ask you to stop the export of liquefied gas. There is too much risk to the environment for it to be worth the profit for the gas companies. These companies are clearly putting their profits ahead of the environment, as shown by the companies lobbying to suppress any study showing what harm they will do. By stopping the export of natural gas, you will be stopping the greed of these companies.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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