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S. 1318: West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2019

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Should oil drilling be allowed in the Pacific Ocean, right off the American west coast?

Context

Federal lease sales for oil drilling in the waters off of California last took place in 1984. But the Trump Administration released a five-year plan last year which would open up the waters off the western continental U.S. to oil drilling, for the first time in three and a half decades.

According to Trump’s Interior Department estimates, the plan would make 98% of the country’s “undiscovered but technically recoverable” oil and ...

Sponsor and status

Dianne Feinstein

Sponsor. Senior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 2, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 2, 2019
Status

Introduced on May 2, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 2, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

May 2, 2019
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

S. 1318 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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