Representative Joe Barton (R-Tex) introduced a bill yesterday that would remove restrictions on crude oil exports from the United States.

The bill plans to “remove all restrictions on the export of crude oil, which will provide domestic economic benefits, enhanced energy security, and flexibility in foreign diplomacy,” according to the bill’s text.

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