H. R. 3585
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 27, 2019
Mr. Rutherford (for himself, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Soto, Mr. Crist, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Mucarsel-Powell, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Yoho, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Posey, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Spano, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Mast, Mr. Rooney of Florida, and Mr. Waltz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To provide for a moratorium on oil and gas leasing and exploration on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Florida until 2029, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Bolstering Economies, Anglers, Coastal Habitats, Ecosystems and Security in Florida Act or the
BEACHES in Florida Act.
Moratorium on oil and gas leasing and exploration on the outer Continental Shelf off coast of Florida
Extension of Gulf coast moratorium
Section 104(a) of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 1331 note) is amended—
2022 and inserting
, and may not issue a permit for oil and gas exploration (as such term is defined in section 2 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act) in after
Establishment of Atlantic coast moratorium
Section 12 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1431) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Moratorium on oil and gas leasing off coast of Florida
The Secretary may not offer for oil and gas leasing, preleasing, or any related activity, and may not issue a permit for oil and gas exploration in—
any area in the Straits of Florida Planning Area; and
any area in the South Atlantic Planning Area that is south of the northernmost lateral seaward administrative boundary of the State of Florida.
This subsection shall apply during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on June 30, 2029.