H. R. 2100
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 19, 2021
Mr. Nehls (for himself, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Perry, Mr. Stauber, and Mr. Balderson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from prohibiting the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Providing Americans with LNG Safely Act or the
Liquefied natural gas by rail
The Secretary of Transportation may not issue any regulation or long-term order that—
prohibits the transportation of
methane, refrigerated liquid,, commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), by rail; or
restricts or contracts the scope of allowance provided by the final rule of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, titled
Hazardous Materials: Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail and published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 44994).
Rule of construction
Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary of Transportation from issuing short-term emergency orders related to the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail.