H.R.6211 - Oil Shale Opportunity Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3] (Introduced 06/09/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources; Science and Technology|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/11/2008 Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Cannon. Petition No: 110-17. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||On 9/11/2008, a motion was filed to discharge the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Science and Technology from the consideration of H.R. 6211. A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 110-17: text with signatures.)|
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Summary: H.R.6211 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/09/2008)
Oil Shale Opportunity Act of 2008 - Directs the President to limit the application of law as necessary to expedite the exploration and production of oil and gas from oil shale and tar sands, including, but not limited to, the issuance of any federal permit.
Grants U.S. district courts exclusive jurisdiction to hear all causes or claims arising from any action undertaken, or any decision made, by the President pursuant to this Act.
Declares that one half of royalties due to the federal government from production under this Act shall be dedicated to fund private grants for: (1) research and development to limit or capture carbon emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels; (2) alternative fuels; and (3) energy efficiency.