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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1318

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 SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 2, 2019

 Mrs. Feinstein (for herself, Ms. Harris, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Merkley, Ms. 
   Cantwell, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Booker, Mr. Sanders, Mr. 
Whitehouse, Mr. Markey, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Mr. Peters) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                      Energy and 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 
2019''.

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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