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H.R. 279: California Clean Coast Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 8, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 279

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 8, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Lofgren, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Cárdenas, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Speier, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Hill of California, Mr. Takano, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Cisneros, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Rouda, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Correa, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Sánchez, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Bera, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Peters, Mrs. Torres of California, Ms. Porter, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, and Ms. Bass) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the California Clean Coast Act of 2019.

2.

Prohibition of oil and gas leasing in areas of the outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of California

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 areas of the outer continental shelf located off the coast of California

(1)

In general

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.

(2)

Effect

Nothing in this subsection affects any rights under leases issued under this Act before the date of enactment of this subsection.

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