H.R.319 - To require a temporary moratorium on leasing, exploration, and development on lands of the Outer Continental Shelf off the State of California, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: H.R.319 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in House (01/25/2005)
Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from conducting a lease sale or issuing a lease for oil or gas in the Southern, Central, and Northern California Panning Areas until the later of January 1, 2011, or 45 days of continuous session of Congress after issuance of the final environmental impact statement relating to the second five-year oil and gas leasing program prepared under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act after enactment of this Act.
Prohibits the Secretary from approving any exploration plan, development and production plan, or application for permit to drill, or from permitting any drilling, for oil and gas in such Planning Areas until 45 days of continuous session of Congress after submission to Congress of certain completed and peer-reviewed environmental studies.