H.R. 3227 (112th): 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.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Oct 14, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3227

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 14, 2011

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Prohibition on oil and gas leasing off the coast of New Jersey

(a)

Prohibition

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).

(b)

Lands described

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.