Text: H.R.218 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/06/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 218


To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from issuing moratoriums on issuing new oil and gas leases and drill permits on certain Federal lands.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2021

Mr. Pfluger (for himself, Mr. Tony Gonzales of Texas, Mrs. Bice of Oklahoma, Mr. Jackson, Ms. Herrell, Mr. Babin, Mr. Roy, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Fallon, and Mr. Arrington) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from issuing moratoriums on issuing new oil and gas leases and drill permits on certain Federal lands.

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 “Saving America’s Energy Future Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on moratoriums of new oil and gas leases on certain Federal lands.

(a) Prohibition.—The Secretary concerned may not issue a moratorium on issuing new oil and gas leases and drill permits, nor renewals of such permits, on Federal lands under such Secretary’s jurisdiction.

(b) Definitions.—The term “Secretary concerned” means—

(1) the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to National Forest System lands; and

(2) the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to public lands administered by such Secretary.


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