Text: H.R.731 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/30/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 731


To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 30, 2017

Mr. Carbajal introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, 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 “California Clean Coast Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition of oil and gas leasing in areas of the outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of California.

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 areas of the outer continental shelf located off the coast of California.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other law and except as provided in paragraph (2), beginning on the date of enactment of this subsection, the conduct of oil and gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities is prohibited in areas of the outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of the State of California.

“(2) EFFECT.—Nothing in this subsection affects any rights under leases issued under this Act before the date of enactment of this subsection.”.