Evan Soltas
Dec 28, 2012

The Case against LNG Protection

My latest piece in Bloomberg View takes on the mistaken view that the U.S. federal government ought to restrict natural gas exports. Here's an excerpt, and read on here:

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and the incoming chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, is starting off his tenure with a deeply misguided opinion on energy policy: He believes the federal government should direct trade in energy according to its determination of the national interest.

More specifically, Wyden has become the public face of protectionism on exports of liquefied natural gas.