H. R. 3227
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 14, 2011
Mr. LoBiondo (for himself, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Lance, and Mr. Frelinghuysen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing oil and gas leases on portions of the Outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of New Jersey.
Prohibition on oil and gas leasing off the coast of New Jersey
The Secretary of the Interior shall not issue a lease, permit, or license for the exploration for or extraction of oil or gas on or from submerged lands described in subsection (b).
The submerged lands with respect to which subsection (a) applies are all submerged lands seaward from the landward boundary of the Outer Continental Shelf that lie within 125 miles of any point of the coast line of the State of New Jersey.