Texans for LNG, an effort to promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the Lone Star State, has officially launched with former U.S. Trade Representative and Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk serving as the campaign's chairman. "There is growing global demand for LNG and developing facilities here that are safe and environmentally sound to meet that demand is a great opportunity for Texas that makes sense," Kirk said. "The benefits that LNG export facilities will bring to Texas are substantial, contributing billions of dollars in investments and thousands of jobs to the state." LNG export facilities are poised to drive a new wave of economic development in communities throughout Texas. According to a recent study by ICF International, the LNG export sector will bring significant jobs to Texas and inject tens of billions of dollars into the state’s economy by 2035. The LNG export facilities that have been proposed along parts of the Texas coast would account for combined capital investments that could exceed $40 billion, Texans for LNG said. For more information, visit www.texansforlng.com.