Senate Energy Committee Adopts Amendments Supporting Improved Energy Efficiency and Enhanced National Security

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this recently adopted three amendments introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015.

This amendment, which was adopted with bipartisan support in a 13-9 vote, would authorize the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study in consultation with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Energy Officials to evaluate the state, regional, and national economic impact of exporting liquefied natural gas.

“Massachusetts, which relies on natural gas, faces some of the highest energy bills in the nation. As Congress considers making it easier for companies to send American natural gas overseas, we need to be absolutely certain that we aren’t raising costs for families and businesses in New England and across the country,” Senator Warren said. “This amendment will ensure that as we consider these policy changes, we have the best information available about how these exports might affect consumers, manufacturers, and our economy, particularly in regions like New England that currently import this gas.”

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Date Posted: 8/12/2015