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H.R. 519: Safeguarding Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 28, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 519

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 28, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Perry, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Mullin, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Buck, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Latta, Mr. Mann, Mr. Wright, Mr. Estes, Mr. Stauber, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Allen, Mr. Mooney, Mr. Meuser, and Mr. Fallon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide that an order or other action by the President, Secretary of the Interior, or Department of the Interior official imposing a moratorium on Federal oil and gas leasing or permitting shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safeguarding Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting Act of 2021.

2.

Congressional approval for any order imposing a moratorium on Federal oil and gas leasing and permitting

Any order or other action by the President, Secretary of the Interior, or Department of Interior official with delegated authority that has the effect of placing the Bureau of Land Management in violation of its statutory requirements to process permits, approve permits within permitting deadlines, and hold quarterly lease sales, with respect to Federal oil and gas leasing and permitting, shall have no force or effect unless—

(1)

the proposed order or action is submitted to Congress; and

(2)

a joint resolution that approves the order or action is enacted within 30 legislative days after receipt of such proposed order or action.