By , Kyle Feldscher
Published December 20, 2015
Some fossil fuel and environment groups are agreeing on an issue: They hate the deal Congress has cooked up to extend renewable energy tax credits in exchange for repealing the ban on crude oil exports.
Many Republicans want to see a repeal of the 40-year-old oil export ban included in a government funding bill. The desire to lift the ban resulted in the "tax extenders" package, which was being considered separately, being brought in as a potential sweetener for Democrats. The tax extenders package is estimated to cost about $800 billion.