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H.R. 1977 (114th): COAST Anti-Drilling Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 22, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1977

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 22, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Connolly, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Sires, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Langevin, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Keating, Ms. Castor of Florida, and Mr. Quigley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 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 in the Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and North Atlantic planning areas.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism Anti-Drilling Act or the COAST Anti-Drilling Act.

2.

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:

(q)

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 or any other authorization for the exploration, development, or production of oil, natural gas, or any other mineral in—

(1)

the Mid-Atlantic planning area;

(2)

the South Atlantic planning area; or

(3)

the North Atlantic planning area.

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