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By Thomas Beaumont The Associated Press

Bush says ending ban on US oil export, easing natural gas barriers, key to economic growth

DES MOINES, Iowa Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation’s economy.

The former Florida governor is calling for ending the 1970s-era law prohibiting the U.S. from exporting crude oil at a time when domestic petroleum production has grown rapidly over the past decade.