Vet Voice Foundation Praises Merkley-Brown Legislation to Ban Export of U.S. Natural Gas To China, Iran, North Korea, & Russia

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Sherrod Brown introduced the Protecting American Households from Rising Energy Costs Act. The introduced legislation would lower prices for American families by banning the export of crude oil and liquified natural gas (LNG) to the United States’ major adversaries: China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. 

In response, Vet Voice Foundation CEO, Janessa Goldbeck, released the following statement:

“Senators Brown and Merkley’s Protecting American Households from Rising Energy Costs Act will address a critical national security challenge by banning the United States’ biggest rivals from obtaining America’s liquified natural gas to advance their geopolitical interests across the globe and to boost their state-sponsored industries at the expense of American manufacturers and employers.

“As oil and gas corporations have raked in record profits by selling U.S. natural gas to our adversaries in record amounts, unlimited LNG exports are already costing American consumers billions of dollars in higher energy bills and risking our country’s national security. 

“We commend this legislation for lowering prices for American households and putting the safety and security of U.S. families first. The Protecting American Households from Rising Energy Costs Act builds on the Biden administration’s common sense pause on new LNG export facilities while the Department of Energy assesses the impact of LNG exports on U.S. consumers, national security, public health, and the environment.”