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Ask Congress: Why Can Iran Export Oil But Not Texas?

It's time to lift the outdated and misguided Oil Export Ban.

Under President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, Iranians will be able to once again export and sell oil on the global market. At the same time, our own government prevents Texas, California, the Gulf Coast, North Dakota, and other major American oil producing regions from doing the same. 

This isn’t right.

This is due to a misguided relic of a policy from the 1970s known as the Crude Oil Export Ban. 

What does Congress’s continued ban on American crude oil exports mean for America?

-It means HIGHER prices at the pump. 

-It means hundreds of thousands of FEWER high-paying jobs for Americans

-It means our allies our reliant on oil from adversarial nations like Russia, Venezuela, and unstable regions like the Middle East.

This self-inflicted harm serves no purpose. Studies show lifting the Oil Export Ban could create an average of 400,000 jobs per year through 2030, with over 1 million jobs created in 2018 alone. Further, estimates are that Americans could save $265 billion at the pump through 2030. 

It’s unconscionable that our elected officials would allow Iran’s oil industry to flourish while they simultaneously strangle American oil producers. It’s time to end this hypocrisy, bring back high-paying jobs, and lower gas prices.

Are we really going to let Iran export oil, but not Texas?!

Use the form below to tell your Congressman to support HR 702, legislation which would lift the Crude Oil Export Ban.

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