IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 25, 2021
Mr. Cruz (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, and Mr. Cramer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from prohibiting the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail, and for other purposes.
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 or
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, which was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 44994).
Rule of construction
Nothing in this section may be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary of Transportation to issue short-term emergency orders related to the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail.