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S. 1081 (93rd): Federal Lands Right-of-Way Act

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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act of 1973 is a United States federal law signed by Richard Nixon on November 16, 1973 that authorized the building of an oil pipeline connecting the North Slope of Alaska to Port Valdez. Specifically, it halted all legal challenges - filed primarily by environmental activists - against the construction of the pipeline.

The act is found in title 43, section 1651 of the United States Code (43 U.S.C. § 1651). Eventually, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was built as a result of this act.

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Sponsor and status

Mar 1, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 16, 1973

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 16, 1973.

Pub.L. 93-153

Henry “Scoop” Jackson

Senator for Washington



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Last Updated: Nov 16, 1973



Mar 1, 1973

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Jun 12, 1973
Ordered Reported

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Jul 17, 1973
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Aug 2, 1973
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Nov 16, 1973
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 16, 1973
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 1081 (93rd) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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