Hey ya’ll! The oil and gas industry wants to end the ban on crude oil exports, and they are using social media to do it. (Learn more about the Oil Industry’s conscious Social Media Push.)
They want us to believe that ending the ban on crude oil exports would lower the cost of fuel and increase national security.
But let’s be real. These industry leaders want to sell more oil. They want to expand production. They want to make money. This is clearly the expansion of the oil and gas industry’s profits over people policy. Ending the export ban would lead to increased drilling, refining, and transportation of oil. It would also make it possible to export labor and toxic pollutants to other communities. Moving it other places doesn’t make it go away! This would directly impact frontline communities, fenceline communities, and labor organizers and lead to greater climate change inducing emissions.
The energy industry is using #TalkCrude to promote this pro-industry, profits over people stance.
We are asking folks to counter their narrative! Post pictures, stories, and links that highlight the devastating effects of oil on communities. Be sure to #TalkCrude #CrudeTalk #NoExports. Because come on ya’ll… using social media to try and convince us that expanding industry is in our benefit is some nasty ass crude shit.
Even cruder, this push is continuing to take place after the recent train explosion in West Virginia.
Learn more about frontline and fenceline communities and labor organizing here: