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    • “The United States has for many decades been the leading nation in championing open markets and free trade in energy. Open trade and investment in energy is important to U.S. vital interests for many reasons. First and foremost, artificial restrictions on energy flows can be a source of international conflict and, in fact, has been a major factor contributing to armed conflict in modern history. Moreover, the United States, by virtue of both its superpower role and its position as the largest oil consuming country, has a direct interest in preventing energy supply from being used as a strategic weapon. Finally, barriers to foreign investment in energy resources in key countries generally contribute to supply constraints, leading to rises in global prices and potentially harming economic growth in major oil consuming countries such as the United States and its key industrialized trading partners. For these three reasons, the United States should continue to actively support open markets and free trade in energy and to do so, it cannot restrict its own energy exports.”-- Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

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