Oceana Opposes Rush to Export U.S. Crude Oil to Foreign Countries - Oceana USA

Oceana Opposes Rush to Export U.S. Crude Oil to Foreign Countries

Press Release Date: October 9, 2015

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Dustin Cranor, APR 954.348.1314

Washington, DC — Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 702, legislation to lift the decades-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil to foreign countries.  Oceana’s vice president for the U.S. Jacqueline Savitz released the following statement:

“When oil prices were high a few years ago, oil industry boosters sang a loud chorus of “Drill, Baby, Drill” and pushed to open up the Atlantic Ocean and other sensitive areas to offshore oil drilling. Now oil prices are low, and Big Oil’s friends want to send our oil and gas overseas. This rush to export suggests that their goal was not to reduce gasoline prices for Americans.  Rather, as many suspected, their allegiance appears to have been with the oil and gas industry all along.”