The growing political fight over relaxing America’s decades-old crude export ban intensified at the end of last week, when 14 oil and gas firms set up a lobbying group specifically to push to relax the ban.
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Hell Freezes Over: OCI and API Agree! … On Oil Production Impacts of Lifting the Crude Export Ban
Last month, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a report advocating for an end to the U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Nestled among the API’s rosy claims of new jobs and low gas prices (which are strongly refuted by this report from the Center for American Progress) was one point that we actually agree … Read More
Response to Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Crude Export Ban
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.