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The Oil Industry Is About To Get A Big Gift From Congress


Business  (tags: appropriations, Congress, Fracking, oil export ban )

Judy
- 1199 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The oil export ban is expected to be lifted in a rider attached to the omnibus spending bill -- due Friday. This will increase fossil fuel extraction in the United States, and raise oil prices for American consumers.



   

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Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 2:00 pm
LEAVE ALL FOSSIL FUELS IN THE GROUND.
82% of Fossil Fuel Reserves must be LEFT IN THE GROUND - 82%! -
if we are to avert Climate CATASTROPHE due to Global Warming.
NO MORE drilling, coal mining, FRACKING,
and transporting, leaking and spilling and exploding,
and BURNING and spewing into the Atmosphere.
NO MORE exploration for new sources!
This should be Environmentalists' MANTRA:
LEAVE FOSSIL FUELS IN THE GROUND.
==========
Leave the OIL IN THE SOIL
Leave the COAL IN THE HOLE
Leave the TAR SANDS in the Land.
Eliminate ALL use and extraction of Dirty Fossil Fuels for Energy, NOW! ASAP
 

JL A (281)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 3:54 pm
This ideological disaster is disgusting--keep writing your Senators to get rid of it. Thanks Judy
 

Animae C (507)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 4:26 pm
WTF!!!!
"Big Oil is going to get $22 billion in profits because of this."

Thanx Judy
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday December 10, 2015, 12:10 am
It sucks.
 

Freya H (345)
Thursday December 10, 2015, 2:56 pm
Big Oil has the bucks and the lobbyists to pull this crap off. They care about only profit, profit and more profit - and people and our planet be screwed.
 

Richelle R (62)
Thursday December 10, 2015, 3:02 pm
Nooo!
 

Roger G (148)
Thursday December 10, 2015, 3:05 pm
noted, thanks
 

Sue H (7)
Thursday December 10, 2015, 11:00 pm
Shame!
 

Ben O (135)
Friday December 11, 2015, 8:10 am
How about that...? -I say; -Screw Big Oil!!!
 

Janet B (0)
Friday December 11, 2015, 1:21 pm
Thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday December 11, 2015, 2:29 pm
How sad!
 

David B (34)
Friday December 11, 2015, 2:37 pm
see this is what I don't understand , they are supposed to be elected to represent the people not big oil .oh ya silly me I must have gotten confused . well you have to hold the people who vote them in and keep them there . I myself look at any one associated with the republician party as a traitor to America and all American values . so very sad that they think so little of the country and those people who made it great .remember , republicians who that was ? IMMIGRANTS !! just a reminder in case your ability to think is as impaired as your memory . Thank You Judy .
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday December 11, 2015, 3:11 pm
Noted. Thanks, Judy.
So very wrong! And, I agree with David's above comment. Need to go and scream now.....
 

Judy C (91)
Saturday December 12, 2015, 12:35 am
I'm hoping this rider to the spending bill doesn't make it, but it isn't looking good.
 

Kamia T (89)
Saturday December 12, 2015, 2:23 pm
In the U.S. we're using LESS oil than ever, and yet someone MORE is needed to be taken out of the earth? Yeah, RIGHT!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 13, 2016, 8:47 am
THANKS
 
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