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house Bill H.R. 702

Ending the Prohibition on Exporting Domestic Crude Oil

Argument in favor

Allowing the U.S. to export oil will create jobs, boost the economy, and lower energy prices — while reducing America’s reliance on foreign oil.

EricRevell's Opinion
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03/31/2015
The U.S. needs to start exporting oil and natural gas for the sake of our economic future. The Middle East and Russia aren't beacons of stability, and if we can support ourselves and our allies the world would be a better place for it.
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ThomasParker's Opinion
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05/19/2015
The overall economy will improve, gas prices will decrease, and European nations will be less reliant on Russia for energy. Free trade is always the right answer.
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Cary's Opinion
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04/02/2015
The policy to not export oil made sense when we produced so little. Currently it is actually inhibiting energy growth in America because of the existing surplus.
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Argument opposed

It’s a bad idea to let oil exports run the U.S. energy market — sure you might have cheaper gas right now, but it'll destroy the planet for the next generation.

Brian's Opinion
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03/31/2015
Sounds good but the fracking issue makes me concerned about water safety. I've seen flaming water and the disgusting crap that pollutes drinking water. I just don't trust companies to be responsible and safe above their goal of profit
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ShePersisted's Opinion
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03/11/2017
ExxonMobil is heavily invested in producing crude oil from Canada's tar sands and would directly benefit from the approval of TransCanada's Presidential Permit," Greenpeace told the US Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday. During his first week in office, Trump signed executive actions to approve the pipeline, which the Obama administration had blocked." Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the former CEO of ExxonMobile.... but Im sure neither he nor any of the billionaire buddies in the White House stand to gain from this, right? Ha! Just kidding! Of course they will. Why else did the get into this "government" business all of the sudden? None of them have ever held an office before, but NOW they give a shit? Yeah, I don't think so.
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Ian's Opinion
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03/31/2015
Exporting only leads to the need to increase production. Increased production leads to increased risks to the environment and our health.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • The house Passed October 9th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 261 Yea / 159 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Oversight and Investigations
    IntroducedFebruary 4th, 2015

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    The U.S. needs to start exporting oil and natural gas for the sake of our economic future. The Middle East and Russia aren't beacons of stability, and if we can support ourselves and our allies the world would be a better place for it.
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    Sounds good but the fracking issue makes me concerned about water safety. I've seen flaming water and the disgusting crap that pollutes drinking water. I just don't trust companies to be responsible and safe above their goal of profit
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    ExxonMobil is heavily invested in producing crude oil from Canada's tar sands and would directly benefit from the approval of TransCanada's Presidential Permit," Greenpeace told the US Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday. During his first week in office, Trump signed executive actions to approve the pipeline, which the Obama administration had blocked." Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the former CEO of ExxonMobile.... but Im sure neither he nor any of the billionaire buddies in the White House stand to gain from this, right? Ha! Just kidding! Of course they will. Why else did the get into this "government" business all of the sudden? None of them have ever held an office before, but NOW they give a shit? Yeah, I don't think so.
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    Exporting only leads to the need to increase production. Increased production leads to increased risks to the environment and our health.
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    How would exporting our domestic oil supply lessen our reliance on foreign oil? If we have enough to export, wouldn't it follow we have enough domestically to sustain our usage?
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    The overall economy will improve, gas prices will decrease, and European nations will be less reliant on Russia for energy. Free trade is always the right answer.
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    Why are we importing oil if we have enough of our own to export? ABSOLUTELY ILLOGICAL!
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    No. We need clean energy.
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    Policy is the wrong way to handle this.
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    The policy to not export oil made sense when we produced so little. Currently it is actually inhibiting energy growth in America because of the existing surplus.
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    With the competing Global surge of green energy, reverting back to oil can potentially hurt future growth, as green energy is replenishable without perpetual costs like gasoline.even ignoring the ecological side effects, maintaining that oil as an emergency reserve adds value to it the longer that we withhold exporting it.
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    This bill is extremely short sighted. Mass unemployment across the country seems to be pushing our country back into a self degrading addiction to poor environmental practices. The passing of this bill would set our entire country back into an economy based on energy sources of a developing nation. If we expand the petroleum industry now, the use of fossil fuels will be much harder for my generation to stop. I am an Eagle Scout who works extensively with children from ages 7 and up. In STEM, even these youngest scouts know about the bad effects of fossil fuels. It saddens them and it saddens me that legislation like this, if passed, will most negatively impact the kids growing up today and tomorrow.
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    Our biggest problem is that we lack the capacity to refine the crud, would be a step in reducing energy costs.
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    The US has, probably, as much oil as the Middle East. If we can make money from it, assuming we have already supplied ourselves, exporting the excess makes a lot of sense.
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    More American oil independence!
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    We need to end our dependence on oil!
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    I think we should invest more in other types of energy, rather than continuing to pollute our country and the Earth's environment.
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    Oil is cheaper than ever, let's sell? Sounds like a great idea...
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    Short term jobs are not worth the larger ecological damage. There are also many good environmentally friendly, sustainable jobs and training that should be pursued instead of the outdated industrial model.
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    I care about the future generations. We should be focusing on renewable energy sources anyway.
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