H.Con.Res. 121 (112th): Expressing the sense of Congress that as one of the world’s important wetland and coastal marine ecosystems, the Niger Delta should be protected and its recovery and economic development a priority.

Introduced:
Apr 27, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Bobby Rush
Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 27, 2012
Length
11 pages
 
Status

This resolution was introduced on April 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 27, 2012
Referred to Committee Apr 27, 2012
 
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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

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H.Con.Res. stands for House concurrent resolution.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

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4/27/2012--Introduced.
Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) the Niger Delta should be protected and its economic and environmental recovery and development a priority for all affected governmental and private sector authorities;
(2) the United States should increase engagement with Nigeria to ensure oversight of the oil industry and to help control the illegal oil trade;
(3) Nigeria should enforce oil company compliance with environmental legislation, social concerns, and the national and international regulatory system; and
(4) international oil and gas companies with operations in the Niger Delta should address pollution and its human rights' impacts, improve the control of oil field infrastructure, and apply best practices and international standards for public safety.

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