Resisting exports

Suddenly, somehow, after years of fret over the need for imported energy, voices have arisen in the US to make oil and gas exports sound objectionable. Energy views this haywire can come only from a lawmaker like Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and a group like the Sierra Club. At a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on legislation pushing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Markey faulted the bill for containing "no guarantee that even a drop of the tar-sands oil and fuels will stay in this country." A logical observer might have expected him to welcome the prospect since he earlier asserted the pipeline "would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil right throug...

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