H.R.3548 - North American Energy Access Act

To facilitate United States access to North American oil resources, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To facilitate United States access to North American oil resources, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: North American Energy Access Act as introduced.

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12/01/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lee Terry

R-NE

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Official Summary

12/2/2011--Introduced.North American Energy Access Act - Prohibits construction, operation, or maintenance of the oil pipeline and related facilities described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project issued by the Department of State on August

Official Summary

12/2/2011--Introduced.North American Energy Access Act - Prohibits construction, operation, or maintenance of the oil pipeline and related facilities described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project issued by the Department of State on August 26, 2011 (including any modified version of that pipeline and related facilities), unless it is in compliance with the terms of a permit prescribed under this Act. Instructs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to issue, within 30 days after receipt of an application, a permit for such pipeline and related facilities implemented in accordance with such Final EIS. Deems a permit to have been issued if FERC has not acted upon a permit application within 30 days after receipt. Declares FERC approval a prerequisite to authorization for a permit applicant to make substantial modifications to either the pipeline route or any other term of the Final EIS. Directs FERC to:
(1) enter into a memorandum of understanding with the state of Nebraska for review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 of any modification to the proposed pipeline route, and
(2) complete consideration and approval of such modification within 30 days after receiving the governor's approval. Deems approval to have been issued if FERC has not acted within 30 days after receiving an application for approval of a modification. Declares a permit issued under this Act to be the sole legal authority to construct, operate, and maintain the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and related facilities.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.3548

  • U. S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Winningreen
  • The National Association of Manufacturers
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Association of Oil Pipe Lines
  • Consumer Energy Alliance
  • ...and 8 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.3548

  • Climate Action Network
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Greenpeace
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • ...and 2 more. See all.


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