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Trump’s push for natural gas exports opposed by manufacturers

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President Donald Trump’s effort to boost U.S. energy is facing push back from manufacturers who say exporting more natural gas may undercut his “America First” jobs focus.

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America asked the administration Wednesday for a moratorium on U.S. approvals for liquefied natural gas projects. The trade association, which represents U.S. manufacturers that depend on cheap energy to fuel their factories, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry Wednesday.

It’s “inconsistent with President Trump’s fair trade and America-first policy,” Paul N. Cicio, the group’s president, said in a phone interview. “It’s a stunningly breathtaking amount of natural gas that could be exported.”

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Written by Ari Natter for WorldOil.com

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