The Mountain Valley Pipeline will not enable U.S. LNG exporters to export more gas to Europe, is not needed in the Southeast, and will increase GHG emissions and make it harder to reach our climate targets. MVP is a false solution looking for a problem. It’s out of date and out of time.
As the geo-political fallout from the Ukraine war continues, the U.S gas industry is exploiting the crisis to increase LNG exports to Europe.
There are always those who will want to profit from war or the threat of war, as unscrupulous as it may seem. And for the American oil and gas industry there is no exception.
“We can’t adequately address the climate crisis if we’re exporting billions of barrels of oil and gas to be burnt overseas. Confronting Big Oil and Gas’s deadly expansion plans is critical, and that’s what Rep. Schakowsky and Rep. Barragán are doing with this bill.”
You cannot be a climate leader and bankroll LNG expansion at the same time. And land defenders and climate organizers are getting ready to force an end to LNG if you don’t do it yourself.
Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) introduced the Future Generations Protection Act to help ensure a rapid shift to clean renewable energy by stopping further expansion of fracking and new fossil fuel infrastructure.