Text: H.R.944 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/08/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 944


To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing oil and gas leases on portions of the Outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of New Jersey.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2007

Mr. LoBiondo (for himself, Mr. Saxton, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Frelinghuysen, and Mr. Smith of New Jersey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing oil and gas leases on portions of the Outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of New Jersey.

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

SECTION 1. Prohibition on oil and gas leasing off the coast of New Jersey.

(a) Prohibition.—The Secretary of the Interior shall not issue a lease, permit, or license for the exploration for or extraction of oil or gas on or from submerged lands described in subsection (b).

(b) Lands described.—The submerged lands with respect to which subsection (a) applies are all submerged lands seaward from the landward boundary of the Outer Continental Shelf that lie within 125 miles of any point of the coast line of the State of New Jersey, including areas with respect to which a moratorium on oil and gas leasing activities existed before the date of enactment of this Act.