H.R. 49 (112th): American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act

Introduced:
Jan 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Don Young
Representative for Alaska At Large
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 05, 2011
Length
28 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 49 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 06, 2009

H.R. 49 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2011
 
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain of Alaska, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
131 cosponsors (125R, 6D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Environment and the Economy

House Natural Resources

Energy and Mineral Resources

House Science, Space, and Technology

Energy

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/5/2011--Introduced.
American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to implement a competitive leasing program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources on the Coastal Plain of Alaska.
Amends the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 to repeal the prohibition against leasing or other development leading to production of oil and gas from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
Deems any oil and gas leasing programs and activities authorized by this Act to be in compliance with ANWR purposes.
Authorizes the Secretary to designate up to 45,000 acres of the Coastal Plain as a Special Area, after consultation with the state of Alaska, the city of Kaktovik, and the North Slope Borough.
Permits directional drilling in the Special Area.
Prescribes procedures governing Coastal Plain lease sales, as well as terms and conditions, including: (1) environmental protection; (2) federal and state distribution of revenues; (3) rights-of-way; and (4) local government impact aid and community service assistance.
Sets forth: (1) a "no significant adverse effect" standard to govern Coastal Plain activities; and (2) guidelines for expedited judicial review of complaints.
Establishes the ANWR Alternative Energy Trust Fund.

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