CCAGW Annual Ratings

Atlantic and Pacific Oil and Gas Leasing – Passage


Passage of the bill, as amended, that would prohibit the Interior Department from any further oil and gas leasing within the Atlantic Region or Pacific Region outer Continental Shelf planning areas. It would also require the Interior Department to collect inspection fees from certain oil and gas facilities operating on the outer Continental Shelf and set annual levels and schedules for fees collected from facilities above the waterline, drilling rigs, and non-rig units. Such fees would be deposited into a Treasury Department ocean energy safety fund established under the bill's provisions, with funds to be made available through annual appropriations acts to carry out inspections of outer Continental Shelf facilities.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 525
Bill Number: 
HR 1941
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 238-189 : D 226-5; R 12-183; I 0-1