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SB 256 - Prohibits Oil and Gas Exploration In Coastal Waters - Oregon Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Oil and Gas Exploration In Coastal Waters

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Title: Prohibits Oil and Gas Exploration In Coastal Waters

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits oil and gas exploration in the State's coastal waters.

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  • Prohibits the Department of State Lands from leasing any of the submerged and submersible lands within the territorial sea for the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 4):

    • The exploration, development, or production of oil, gas or sulfur in the territorial sea; or

    • Activities in the furtherance of the exploration, development or production of oil, gas or sulfur within federal waters adjacent to the territorial sea.

  • Specifies that nothing in this act is intended to impair or supersede any conflicting federal law applicable within the territorial sea (Sec. 4).

Title: Prohibits Oil and Gas Exploration In Coastal Waters

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