While we completely agree that jobs and revenue are vital to American families, the consequences of LNG export reveal additional, long-term costs for taxpayers. First, shale gas fracking follows a "boom and bust" economic model. We're currently in the boom, and authorizing LNG export will only speed us toward the bust. Second, tapping shale gas to give U.S. manufacturing a boost may have its place in a discussion of energy policy, but LNG export benefits mostly a small group of investors and creates the least amount of jobs possible. Third, fracking — and associated LNG export — carries heavy social and environmental costs that equal or outweigh short-term economic benefits.