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H.R. 6008 - Defend our Coast Act

Introduced: 2018-06-05
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6008


    To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to withdraw the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic planning area from disposition, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 5, 2018

    Mr. McEachin (for himself and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

    To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to withdraw the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic planning area from disposition, and for other purposes.

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 “Defend our Coast Act”.

SEC. 2. Withdrawal from disposition of Mid-Atlantic outer Continental Shelf.

Section 12 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1341) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(g) Withdrawal from disposition of Mid-Atlantic outer Continental Shelf.—The Secretary may not issue a lease for the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas on the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic planning area.”.


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