S 2316 - Prohibits Offshore Drilling - New York Key Vote


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Title: Prohibits Offshore Drilling

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Vote to pass a bill that prohibits offshore drilling.



  • Prohibits the Department or the Office of General Services from entering into any new lease or conveyance, lease renewal, extension or modification, that authorizes the exploration for, or the development and production of, oil or natural gas upon lands owned by the state in the marine and coastal district that would result in the increase of oil or natural gas production form federal waters (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “development” as activities taking place following the discovery of oil and natural gas, including geophysical activity, drilling, platform construction, pipeline construction, and operation of all onshore support facilities that are performed for the purposes of ultimately producing the resources discovered (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “exploration” as the process of searching for oil and natural gas, including any drilling (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “federal waters” as waters and submerged lands lying seaward to the state waters of New York that appertain the the United State and are subject to federal jurisdiction and control (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “production” as activities that take place after the successful completion of any means for the removal of oil and natural gas, including the removal, field operations, transfer or resources to shore, operation, monitoring, maintenance and workover drilling (Sec. 1).