Big Oil's elder statesman of spin has become a favorite punching bag of groups that support litigation against oil and gas companies.
Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the legislative proposal, surrounded by industry leaders, lawmakers and representatives of some of the largest landowners involved in the lawsuits.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., the Senate committee's chairman, said U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, would be a "powerful geopolitical tool" to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to lower gas prices across Europe.
With urgency created by the crisis in Ukraine, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle set three hearings on issue of increasing exportation of LNG.
On behalf of the tens of thousands of men and women who work in the oil and gas industry in Louisiana, let me congratulate Sen. Mary Landrieu in being named Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.