H.R.1631 - To permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the State of Florida, and for other purposes.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1] (Introduced 04/26/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Resources|
|Latest Action:||05/03/2001 Executive Comment Requested from Interior. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1631 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing a lease for the exploration, development, or production of oil, natural gas or any other mineral in the following planning areas: (1) eastern Gulf of Mexico; (2) Straits of Florida; or (3) South Atlantic, extending from the Straits of Florida planning area to the border between the States of Florida and Georgia.
Introduced in House (04/26/2001)
Conditions the sale of an option to enter into an oil and gas lease (except in the case of a plan for natural gas production and transportation) upon an environmental impact statement and a State consistency certification.
Authorizes the Secretary to purchase rights to oil and gas development and production covered by specified leases outstanding in the Gulf of Mexico.