WWF statement on White House announcing pause of liquid natural gas export approvals

The Biden administration announced Friday a temporary pause on pending decisions on exports of liquid natural gas until the Department of Energy updates how it makes such authorizations. The revised approval process is expected to better account for the climate impacts of natural gas. In response, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Marcene Mitchell, senior vice president of climate:

“The administration’s decision to pause approving additional liquid natural gas export facilities is the right one, and an important step in the transition away from our reliance on fossil fuels. We would encourage the administration to work with private sector partners to further decrease liquid natural gas exports in order to support the global transition toward clean energy sources.”