To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil-, gas-, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas of the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on July 14, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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16 Cosponsors (14 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Sanford Supports Efforts to Ban Seismic Testing in Atlantic”
— Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 23, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
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Apr 26, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2158 (115th).
Mar 7, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1606 (116th).
H.R. 5817 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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