Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) called for an end to all restrictions on exporting crude oil and natural...
Landrieu takes the helm of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday.
Rep. Peter DeFazio said lifting the ban on crude oil exports could harm public lands.
A Senate panel will examine the pros and cons of lifting a ban on crude oil exports.
Refiners say lifting the ban would hurt their booming industry.
The report will discuss the global effects of steadily growing U.S. energy resources.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is pushing for the expansion of U.S. crude oil exports.
Wyden and Cantwell want a report on potential impacts of lifting the decades-old ban.
Sens. Mary Landrieu and Lisa Murkowski say legislation is likely if Obama doesn't act.
The Alaska Republican asked the president to lift the ban and approve the pipeline.
Sen. Wyden hopes to hold a hearing on the U.S. crude export ban early this year.
"The debate has been centered on natural gas, and she wants to switch it to oil," an aide said.