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It's About the Economy, Foes of U.S. Oil Export Ban Preached

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  • Industry lobby pushed campaign avoiding environmental issues
  • Combination of events sped action, surprising even supporters

Working the halls of Congress, lawmaker by lawmaker, to end the ban on U.S. crude oil exports, oil-state senators and energy company executives were united by a single strategy and bolstered by seismic shifts in the industry.

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