A coalition of 14 attorneys general (AG) wants to close the door on approving shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail in the United States.

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The coalition, led by Maryland AG Brian Frosh and New York AG Letitia James, submitted comments in late December regarding the proposal by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Last November, the PHMSA suspended a final rule approved by the Trump administration in 2020 that allowed bulk transport of LNG in specialized rail tank cars.

The federal agency referenced concerns about public and environmental safety in announcing the suspension. The PHMSA also framed the move as necessary to help companies interested in shipping LNG by rail from investing in infrastructure that would likely change with...