Trump’s government rebrand fossil fuels as ‘molecules of freedom’

Natural gas plantThe US Department of Energy has rebranded natural gas produced in the country as ‘freedom gas’, in a move to increase exports of fossil fuels.

An expansion of a Texas facility meant more ‘molecules of US freedom’ would be produced and then exported from the Quintana-based site.

The facilities production of liquified natural gas comes as the US government tries to promote its ‘clean energy’

U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes said: “Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy. Further, more exports of U.S. LNG to the world means more U.S. jobs and more domestic economic growth and cleaner air here at home and around the globe. There’s no doubt today’s announcement furthers this Administration’s commitment to promoting energy security and diversity worldwide.”

“Approval of additional LNG exports from Freeport LNG furthers this Administration’s commitment to promoting American energy, American jobs, and the American economy. Further, increased supplies of U.S. natural gas on the world market are critical to advancing clean energy and the energy security of our allies around the globe. With the U.S. in another year of record-setting natural gas production, I am pleased that the Department of Energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of U.S. freedom to be exported to the world,” said Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, who signed the export order.

The is the latest incident in which Trump’s government has tried to hamper efforts to deal with climate change and fossil fuel production.

Following the US President’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he has repeatedly denied the impact of global warming and the effect it is currently having.