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FACT CHECK: Should Federal Regulators Reconsider Texas LNG Permits?

CLAIM: Environmental activists are asking federal regulators to reconsider permits for significant economic development in Texas, claiming FERC “failed to take a hard look at the impacts” of the projects:

The Sierra Club and several other opponents of three proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider permits that the agency recently awarded for the controversial projects.

In three separate Christmas Eve filings, the Sierra Club and other opponents of Rio Grande LNG, Annova LNG and Texas LNG asked for a rehearing on the agency’s Nov. 21 decision

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FACT CHECK: Is Natural Gas Worse Than Coal, Like Mayor Bloomberg Says?

CLAIM: Former New York City Mayor Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, said the threat posed by natural gas “is going to be worse than coal.”






We suspect Bloomberg knows his claim is false, as he once said natural gas is a “godsend” for replacing coal.

He was right then. How right?

In July, the U.S. Energy Information Administration issued a forecast that concluded: “EIA’s July Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts a 2.2% decrease in CO2 emissions for 2019. Nearly all of the forecast decrease …

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