Text: H.R.6953 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/18/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6953


To authorize the President to review and approve oil and gas exploration, development, and production projects under existing Federal oil and gas leases, both onshore and offshore, and to limit administrative and judicial proceedings with respect to such projects, upon finding that such a project complies with all applicable Federal laws, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 18, 2008

Mrs. Bachmann introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the President to review and approve oil and gas exploration, development, and production projects under existing Federal oil and gas leases, both onshore and offshore, and to limit administrative and judicial proceedings with respect to such projects, upon finding that such a project complies with all applicable Federal laws, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Getting Resources Efficiently and Effectively Now Act” or the “GREEN Act” .

SEC. 2. Presidential approval of exploration, development, and production projects under existing Federal oil and gas leases.

(a) Purpose.—The purpose of this section is to authorize the President to review and approve oil and gas exploration, development, and production projects under existing Federal oil and gas leases, both onshore and offshore, upon finding that such a project complies with all applicable Federal laws.

(b) Review and approval of projects.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President or a designee of the President shall review all projects for the exploration, development, or production of oil and gas resources under Federal leases, for lands (or submerged lands) located onshore or offshore, to determine whether the project complies with all applicable Federal laws. Upon a written finding by the President or the designee, in his or her sole discretion, that the project including all authorizations, permits, studies, or other form of executive branch approvals otherwise required to conduct such activities, (i) serves the public interest in responsible domestic oil and gas development and (ii) complies with all applicable Federal laws, the project shall be conclusively approved and authorized to proceed.

(c) Limitation on administrative and judicial proceedings.—The decisions of the President or designee under this section, any permitting decisions or conditions under such approval, and the project so approved shall not be subject to further administrative or judicial review, stay, or injunction or, if pending, continued administrative or judicial review, stay, or injunction, except with respect to an appeal filed by the applicant or permittee. A project approved under this section shall continue to be subject to the regulatory oversight and enforcement actions of the Federal agencies with jurisdiction over such activities, as otherwise provided by law, and shall be regulated under the terms, conditions, and requirements of any authorization, permit, or other approval necessary to conduct such activities. The President’s or the President’s designee’s determinations under this section shall pre-empt any State law.


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