H.R.6899 - Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act

To advance the national security interests of the United States by reducing its dependency on oil through renewable and clean, alternative fuel technologies while building a bridge to the future through expanded access to Federal oil and natural gas resources, revising the relationship between the oil and gas industry and the consumers who own those resources and deserve a fair return from the development of publicly owned oil and gas, ending tax subsidies for large oil and gas companies, and facilitating energy efficiencies in the building, housing, and transportation sectors, and for other purposes. view all titles (10)

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  • Official: To advance the national security interests of the United States by reducing its dependency on oil through renewable and clean, alternative fuel technologies while building a bridge to the future through expanded access to Federal oil and natural gas resources, revising the relationship between the oil and gas industry and the consumers who own those resources and deserve a fair return from the development of publicly owned oil and gas, ending tax subsidies for large oil and gas companies, and facilitating energy efficiencies in the building, housing, and transportation sectors, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act as introduced.
  • Short: Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act as introduced.
  • Short: Consumer Energy Supply Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Royalty Relief for American Consumers Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: GREEN Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Result: Passed - September 16, 2008

Roll call number 599 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 6899 Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act

 

Official Summary

9/15/2008--Introduced.Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act - Prohibits oil and gas preleasing or leasing of any area of the Outer Continental Shelf that was not available for oil and gas leasing as of July 1, 2008, unless that action is expressly authorized by

Official Summary

9/15/2008--Introduced.
Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act - Prohibits oil and gas preleasing or leasing of any area of the Outer Continental Shelf that was not available for oil and gas leasing as of July 1, 2008, unless that action is expressly authorized by this Act or a statute enacted by Congress after the date of enactment of this Act. Authorizes oil and gas leasing, under certain conditions, for any area that:
(1) is in any Outer Continental Shelf Planning Area in the Atlantic Ocean or Pacific Ocean that is located farther than 50 miles from the coastline; and
(2) was not otherwise available for oil and gas leasing, preleasing, and other related activities as of July 1, 2008. Requires approval of the adjacent state for oil or gas leasing in any area located within 100 miles from its coastline and within its seaward lateral boundaries. Prohibits such leasing in certain areas. Royalty Relief for American Consumers Act of 2008 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to agree to any lessee request to amend any oil and gas lease issued for any Gulf of Mexico tract during 1998-1999 to incorporate specified price thresholds applicable to royalty suspensions. Reaffirms authority of such Secretary to vary the suspension of royalties under certain leases, based on the price of production. Prescribes eligibility requirements for new leases and the transfer of lease Establishes a Strategic Energy Efficiency and Renewables Reserve. Prescribes conditions for:
(1) federal receipt of oil or gas as royalties in-kind; and
(2) royalty-in kind ethics. Empowers the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior to use subpoenas to pursue any investigation involving property leases from the United States through the Minerals Management Services for purposes of oil and mineral extraction. Amends the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 to revise requirements governing:
(1) interest;
(2) obligation period;
(3) tolling agreements and subpoenas; and
(4) liability for royalty payments. Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008 - Amends the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to provide for acceleration of lease sales for national petroleum reserve in Alaska. Directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to facilitate construction of pipelines to transport oil and natural gas from or through the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to existing transportation or processing infrastructure on the North Slope of Alaska. Bans the export of Alaskan oil. Amends the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 to repeal the ban on:
(1) final regulations regarding a commercial leasing program for oil shale resources on public lands; and
(2) oil shale lease sales. Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require state approval of federal oil shale leasing in the state. Consumer Energy Supply Act of 2008 - Prescribes conditions for the sale and replacement of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act of 2008 - Provides for:
(1) grants to improve public transportation services;
(2) vanpool demonstration projects; and
(2) a national consumer awareness program on public transportation alternatives. Amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act to revise requirements for the updating of state building energy codes. Amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to prescribe a federal renewable electricity standard. Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2008, or the GREEN Act of 2008 - Prescribes requirements for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and activities relating to energy efficiency, including standards and energy efficient mortgages. Directs the Secretary of Energy to award a competitive grant to one consortium of institutions of higher education to establish a National Energy Center of Excellence. Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2008 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to set forth incentives and credits relating, in part, to:
(1) clean renewable energy bonds;
(2) advanced coal project investments;
(3) transportation and domestic fuel security; and
(4) energy conservation and efficiency.

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