Underlining the political difficulties of overturning the ban, recommendations to lawmakers in the House Foreign Affairs Committee included "a go-slow policy to maintain market stability," because it is difficult to predict what effect dropping the oil export ban will have, as it will redirect flows of refined products in ways that are not fully understood, according to testimony by Deborah Gordon, senior energy associate at Carnegie. Going slowly, she recommended, "will minimize market disruptions and price volatility... [and allow recognition of] varying impacts on different groups." She added that environmental effects have to be taken into consideration, and that consumers could see price increases at the pump in the short term.