Environmental groups argued that the pandemic made the expansion unnecessary.
Executive order would override environmental permitting rules.
U.S. senators revealed a bill on June 4 expanding sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and targeting the project Washington says will boost Moscow’s economic and political influence in Germany and other European countries.
States have blocked pipelines, coal terminals and other projects under the Clean Water Act.
Measure by Cruz and Shaheen could be proposed by June 1.
Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley will likely be delayed for several more months.
BP and Exxon Mobil produce massive amounts of oil in Alaska and have discovered huge gas resources that are stranded in the North Slope, which the proposed LNG project would allow that gas to access markets around the world.
General Court leaves it up to the member states to enforce the rules.
In doing so, Joe Biden would reverse actions taken by President Donald Trump, who in 2017 cleared the way for the $8 billion oil sands pipeline to built across the U.S.-Canada border.
State agency says construction of NESE would violate water quality standards.