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H.R. 3927 (114th): West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 4, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3927

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 4, 2015

(for himself, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Schrader, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Heck of Washington, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Honda, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Speier, Mr. Thompson of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Farr, Ms. Lee, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Peters, and Mrs. Davis of California) 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 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 2015.

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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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