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H.R. 218: Saving America’s Energy Future Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 6, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 218

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Tony Gonzales of Texas, Mrs. Bice of Oklahoma, Mr. Jackson, Ms. Herrell, Mr. Babin, Mr. Roy, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Fallon, and Mr. Arrington) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from issuing moratoriums on issuing new oil and gas leases and drill permits on certain Federal lands.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Saving America’s Energy Future Act.

2.

Prohibition on moratoriums of new oil and gas leases on certain Federal lands

(a)

Prohibition

The Secretary concerned may not issue a moratorium on issuing new oil and gas leases and drill permits, nor renewals of such permits, on Federal lands under such Secretary’s jurisdiction.

(b)

Definitions

The term Secretary concerned means—

(1)

the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to National Forest System lands; and

(2)

the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to public lands administered by such Secretary.