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    • “The free market might not always lead to everyone's definition of the sweet spot, but experience has shown that it is a better allocator and regulator than bureaucrats and politicians. We should heed the admonition of Adam Smith that demand begets supply: Allow the free market...”-- former U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston (D-La.), former chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

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    • “The increase in U.S. gas supplies is already having foreign policy impacts. Although the United States for the moment is still a net importer of natural gas, the United States also exports natural gas by pipeline and has exported liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Alaska. The de...”-- John F. Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State

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    • “A global ‘liquid’ natural gas market is beneficial to U.S. and global interests and, at the same time, advances security interests through diversity of supply and resilience to disruption. The U.S. should pursue policies that encourage the development of such a market, integra...”-- 2010 Report by MIT’s Energy Initiative (EI) “The Future of Natural Gas”

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    • “The United States has a rare opportunity to simultaneously help its allies, strengthen its foreign policy hand and create much-needed jobs at home — all by exporting plentiful American natural gas.”-- U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) , Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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    • “The opportunity to increase U.S. energy exports reflects one of the important economic upsides of our nation’s newfound energy abundance. Provided appropriate regulatory protections and policy frameworks are in place to govern domestic energy production, expanded exports will ...”-- former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), former member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

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