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H.R. 309 (116th): Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 8, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 309

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 8, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Keating, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Soto, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Welch, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. DeSaulnier, Ms. Pingree, Mr. McEachin, and Ms. Bonamici) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To prohibit drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2019.

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Prohibition of oil and gas leasing in Arctic Ocean 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:

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Prohibition of oil and gas leasing in Arctic planning area of the outer Continental Shelf

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other law, the Secretary of the Interior shall not issue or renew a lease or any other authorization for the exploration, development, or production of oil, natural gas, or any other mineral in the Arctic Ocean, including the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea Planning Areas.

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