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Lifting the crude oil export ban is an idea only the oil companies and their paid Representatives in Washington could love. Exporting US crude oil will immediately raise the price of oil in North America, raise profits for Big Oil, and thus increase dangerous drilling in our backyards and on our public lands. More drilling means more climate change, more pipeline spills, more rail car explosions, and more poisoned land and water.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
17 January 2014
Contact: David Turnbull, david@priceofoil.org
San Francisco -- In response to Governor Brown’s drought declaration, David Turnbull, Campaigns Director of Oil Change International and the BigOilBrown.org campaign, released the following statement:


“The Governor’s drought declaration should be the final straw for fracking in the state. To frack for oil in California is to deny the facts of climate change, which tell us we have to leave this oil in the ground if we want a safe future. To allow water-intensive fracking for oil to continue in a drought is to deny the reality of what California’s farmers and communities

As the Chamber of Commerce releases their energy "policy" today and renews their call to overturn the crude oil export ban, here is what you need to know about the consequences of doing so, and Big Oil's motivations in advocating for a policy reversal. A report on the crude oil export ban and why it should not be lifted is available here.

Exporting Crude Oil Will Undercut Our Role As A Global Climate Leader
President Obama has repeated his commitment to be a global leader on climate change, and has made strides in reducing domestic carbon emissions. But we cannot maintain that role if

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