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ANGA comments on passage of Texas’ LNG export resolution

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Frank J. Macchiarola, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs of America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), issued the following statement on the passage of Texas S.C.R. 32, a resolution to help protect America's competitive advantage in energy markets:

"ANGA applauds the Texas Legislature's passage of S.C.R 32. This bipartisan measure urges Congress and the president to advance policies that will enable America to export natural gas to ensure our nation's competitive advantage in energy markets as a global energy leader.

"Allowing American natural gas access to the global marketplace acknowledges the paradigm shift arising from the shale energy revolution that has resulted in America moving from a posture of energy scarcity to one of energy abundance. These policy changes will benefit American workers and consumers while providing a huge boost to our economy and offering supply diversity to our allies abroad.

"Domestic producers stand ready to provide abundant American energy to help power the world. LNG exports will allow the US to enhance our energy security, strengthen our domestic manufacturing base and reduce emissions globally.

"We are especially thankful to Sen. Paul Bettencourt and Rep. Gene Wu, who guided these measures through the Texas Legislature. We hope that Congress and the president will heed this bipartisan message from America's leading energy producing state and seize this exceptional opportunity."

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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