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  • ELECTRIC VEHICLES
  • PETROLEUM EXPORTS
Winning Issue » PETROLEUM EXPORTS


As a result of lifting the 40-year old ban on exporting American crude oil in 2015, historic amounts of U.S. oil are now being exported to foreign nations – to the detriment of American consumers. U.S. crude oil exports reached more than three million barrels per day in June 2019, even as the U.S. was importing nearly one million barrels of crude oil and petroleum products per day on a net basis. Advocates claim it makes no sense to deploy our military to Saudi Arabia to protect their oil, while we continue to export our own oil overseas. They say the oil industry is selling U.S. oil to the highest foreign bidder even as we import millions of barrels of oil every day from nations around the world in unstable regions. Industry critics claim the repeal of the oil export ban wasn’t about helping consumers at the pump, it was only about pumping up Big Oil’s profits. They say America shouldn’t be both importing and exporting millions of barrels of oil a day, costing consumers more to fill their gas tank, and wasting precious resources and time while furthering America’s dependence on oil.

Pending Legislation: S.1415 - BAN Oil Exports Act
Sponsor: Sen. Edward Markey (MA)
Status: Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Chair: Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current petroleum export policy, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I support amending the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to reinstate the ban on the export of crude oil and natural gas produced in the United States, and for other purposes, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support amending the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to reinstate the ban on the export of crude oil and natural gas produced in the United States, and for other purposes, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Ted Lieu (CA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider reintroducing H.R.1941 - Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (116th Congress).

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing S.1415 - BAN Oil Exports Act.

If elected as a trustee, Earthjustice will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate against offshore oil drilling.

About: Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit public interest environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. Our legal work has saved irreplaceable wildlands, cleaned up the air we breathe, and fueled the rise of 100% clean energy. It has protected countless species on the brink of extinction, and secured long-overdue, historic limits on our nation’s worst polluting industries.

If elected as a trustee, Center for American Progress will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for halting the export of petroleum products.

About: The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country. We believe an effective government can earn the trust of the American people, champion the common good over narrow self-interest, and harness the strength of our diversity.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
July 4, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
July 11, 2022