Bill Seeks Ban On Calif. Offshore Drilling

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., has reintroduced a bill to permanently ban oil and gas leasing off the coast of California, the latest legislative effort to fend off new drilling attempts since federal protections for the shoreline lapsed last year.

House Bill 1906, the California Ocean and Coastal Protection Act, would institute a permanent ban on oil and gas leasing in certain areas of the Outer Continental Shelf under federal jurisdiction. Capps introduced the bill Thursday.

“I am pleased to be reintroducing this much-needed legislation in a...
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