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Saturday, September 5, 2015

UPDATE: rjsigmund's petition: please sign STOP THE EXPORTS OF CRUDE OIL

This petition has been started by rjsigmund, so I am posting it here because it still needs about 8 signatures:

The Offshore Production and Energy National Security Act has passed the House and the Senate Energy Committee. The bill would repeal all limits on US crude exports, and also calls for new lease sales in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, drilling off the coasts of Virginia, Georgia and the Carolinas, and more drilling offshore Alaska.
it should be defeated on the Senate floor...if it passes the Senate, Obama should veto it

Why is this important?

A new report from the Center for American Progress predicted that US oil production will increase if the export ban ends, and that an average of 26,385 new oil wells would be drilled in the U.S. each year between 2016 and 2030 if the ban is lifted, 7,600 more wells per year than would be otherwise. As a result, an additional 137 square miles of land would be developed for oil each year. Over 15 years, that would be 2055 more square miles of oil drilling sites than we'd otherwise see, or a total drilled out and fracked area more than 60% larger than the area of the state of Rhode Island.

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