Tell President Obama to stop oil regulation rollbacks!
Last June, President Obama outlined a simple test to determine whether the Keystone XL pipeline should be approved. Would it increase greenhouse gas pollution? If so, it must be rejected.
That’s an important test, one that should be applied to all of the energy decisions facing our country. And that’s where a new report by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) comes in.
Just a few days ago the GAO found that lifting the crude oil export ban could increase carbon emissions. This is a crucial finding, but the oil industry spin machine is trying to keep it quiet.
Rumors have been circulating for a while that the Obama administration is considering relaxing this regulation that has been on the books for decades. But what the GAO has found should put an end to any of that kind of speculation.
Join us in calling on President Obama to listen to the GAO, ignore the industry lobbyists and live up to his own climate test by protecting the crude export ban.