H. R. 1952
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 22, 2015
Mrs. Capps (for herself, Mr. Farr, Mr. Lowenthal, and Mr. Huffman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
California Ocean and Coastal Protection Act.
Prohibition of oil and gas leasing in certain areas of the outer Continental Shelf
Section 8 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Prohibition of oil and gas leasing in certain areas of the outer continental shelf
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other law and except as provided in paragraph (2), beginning on the date of enactment of this subsection, the conduct of oil and gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities is prohibited in areas of the outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of the State of California.
Nothing in this subsection affects any rights under leases issued under this Act before the date of enactment of this subsection.