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Title: Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that permanently bans drilling within 50 miles of the states' shore while opening the outer continental shelf for oil and natural gas exploration.
- Bans offshore drilling within 50 miles of states, unless states petition the Interior Department to allow it (Sec. 8).
- Opens offshore drilling between 50 and 100 miles, unless states petition the Interior Department to extend the moratorium (Sec. 8).
- Opens offshore drilling beyond 100 miles at the discretion of the Interior Department.