House votes to end 40-year ban on sending American oil overseas (McClatchy Washington Bureau)

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted Friday to end the 40-year-old ban on exporting American oil to foreign nations, launching a showdown with the Senate and the president in the nation’s latest battle over energy and climate change. The ban was a response to the 1970s Arab oil embargo, ostensibly to protect Americans from gasoline…

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