H.R.1231 - Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that each 5-year offshore oil and gas leasing program offer leasing in the areas with the most prospective oil and gas resources, to establish a domestic oil and natural gas production goal, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that each 5-year offshore oil and gas leasing program offer leasing in the areas with the most prospective oil and gas resources, to establish a domestic oil and natural gas production goal, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act as introduced.
  • Short: Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act as reported to house.
  • Short: Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act as passed house.

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Doc Hastings

R-WA

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Result: Passed - May 12, 2011

Roll call number 320 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 1231 Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act

 

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Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to make available for leasing and to conduct lease sales including: (1) at least 50% of the available unleased acreage within each outer Continenta

Official Summary

Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to make available for leasing and to conduct lease sales including:
(1) at least 50% of the available unleased acreage within each outer Continental Shelf (OCS) planning area considered to have the largest undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources (on a total btu basis) based upon the most recent national geologic assessment of the OCS, with an emphasis on offering the most geologically prospective parts of the planning area; and
(2) any state subdivision of an OCS planning area that the Governor of such state requests be made available for leasing. Directs the Secretary, in the 2012-2017 5-year oil and gas leasing program, to make available for leasing OCS planning areas that:
(1) are estimated to contain more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil; or
(2) are estimated to contain more than 7.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Directs the Secretary, in developing a 5-year oil and gas leasing program, to determine a domestic strategic production goal for the development of oil and natural gas. Makes the production goal for the 2012-2017 5-year oil and gas leasing program an increase by 2027 in daily production of at least:
(1) 3 million barrels of oil, and
(2) 10 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1231

  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Petroleum Marketers Association of America
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • American Conservative Union
  • American Gas Association
  • American Chemistry Council
  • ...and 27 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1231

  • Public Citizen
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Sierra Club
  • Ocean Champions
  • Alaska Wilderness League
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • ...and 41 more. See all.


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