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Text of the West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 25, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 171

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

(for herself, Ms. Cantwell, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Wyden, and Mr. Merkley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2011.

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Prohibition of oil and gas leasing on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington

Section 8 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Prohibition of Oil and Gas Leasing in Certain Areas of the Outer Continental Shelf

Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or any other law, the Secretary of the Interior shall not issue a lease for the exploration, development, or production of oil or natural gas in any area of the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of the State of California, Oregon, or Washington.

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