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Liquefied Natural Gas Exports, Carbon Fees, and More – ML Strategies’ Weekly Energy and Environmental Law Update

Work continues in D.C., even as administration and Hill officials prepare for inaugural festivities. The incoming chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), sent a letter on January 10 to Energy Secretary Steven Chu advising the agency to not grant export licenses for liquefied natural gas until the deficiencies of an agency-sponsored study are corrected. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is planning to introduce legislation in February to impose a carbon fee, and the National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee released a draft of its National Climate Assessment on January 11.

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David has more than 30 years of experience as a senior manager, political strategist, and policy advisor at the federal, state, and local levels of government. As the principal executive in the DC office of ML Strategies, he works to build relationships with key decision-makers on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch, and focuses on issues related to technology, higher education, and energy funding and policy.

David served as a presidential appointee in the Clinton-Gore administration, where he was the principal deputy assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable...

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