IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 29, 2013
Mr. Vitter (for himself, Mr. Cornyn, and Mr. Sessions) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To reject the final 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for fiscal years 2013 through 2018 of the Administration and replace the plan with a 5-year plan that is more in line with the energy and economic needs of the United States.
Extension of leasing program
Subject to subsection (c), the Draft
Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2010–2015 issued
by the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the
section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands
Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) shall be considered to be the final oil and gas leasing
program under that section for the period of fiscal years 2013 through
Final environmental impact statement
The Secretary is considered to have issued a final environmental impact statement for the program applicable to the period described in subsection (a) in accordance with all requirements under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)).
Lease Sales 214, 232, and 239 shall not be included in the final oil and gas leasing program for the period of fiscal years 2013 through 2018.
Eastern Gulf of Mexico not included