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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 169

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit 
the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the 
              coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 3, 2017

 Mr. Huffman (for himself, Ms. DelBene, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Panetta, Mr. 
   Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Lee, Mr. Swalwell of California, Ms. 
  Matsui, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. 
 Speier, Mr. Peters, Mr. Garamendi, and Mr. Blumenauer) introduced the 
    following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural 
                               Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit 
the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the 
              coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.

    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 ``West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 
2017''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF OIL AND GAS LEASING ON THE OUTER CONTINENTAL 
              SHELF OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND 
              WASHINGTON.

    Section 8 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337) 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(q) Prohibition of Oil and Gas Leasing in Certain Areas of the 
Outer Continental Shelf.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
section or any other law, the Secretary of the Interior shall not issue 
a lease for the exploration, development, or production of oil or 
natural gas in any area of the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of 
the State of California, Oregon, or Washington.''.
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