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house Bill H.R. 1941

Should Offshore Drilling be Prohibited in the Atlantic & Pacific Outer Continental Shelves?

Argument in favor

Offshore drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) carries many environmental risks and is broadly opposed by both the public and the governors of affected states. By banning offshore drilling in the Pacific OCS and Atlantic OCS, this bill would ensure that public opinion and concerns are respected in policymaking with regard to the OCS.

jimK's Opinion
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09/10/2019
Let’s not start something we will have to stop as soon as we get a government that is not pretending that climate change is a hoax.
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Deepstate's Opinion
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09/08/2019
Absolutely no drilling in our oceans, full stop!
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Martha's Opinion
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09/10/2019
We need to stop supporting fossil fuel production and direct all of our resources into the development of renewable, environmentally safe, energy sources. New products are being developed and they continue to improve. Soon the wind turbines as we know them will be obsolete as solar panels of yesteryear are obsolete. Our ability to technologically advance increases exponentially. It is only the uneducated that are stuck in the past dreaming of what was in the "good old days." Stay on top of technology. You will be amazed.
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Argument opposed

Drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is an important revenue source for both federal and state budgets. Thanks to technological advancements, it can now be done safely and with minimal environmental impacts. Banning offshore drilling in the Pacific OCS and Atlantic OCS would endanger the United States’ economy and energy future.

Gopin2020's Opinion
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09/10/2019
We must be energy independent, Keep America Great and Strong #MAGA 2020
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ManfromNebraska's Opinion
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09/11/2019
Energy independence is necessary to protect our country. As long as they are doing their jobs correctly it helps us. We should use our own oil and let opec and other nations collapse.
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ProudAmerican's Opinion
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09/11/2019
This is a perfect example of how out of touch the Democrat Party is with everyday Americans; not to mention how radical it has become. I don’t know about you, but my lower middle class family is thoroughly enjoying the low gas and energy prices caused by our newfound energy independence.
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed September 11th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 238 Yea / 189 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Energy and Mineral Resources
    IntroducedMarch 28th, 2019

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Title

Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act

Official Title

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior including in any leasing program certain planning areas, and for other purposes.

Summary

Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act This bill prohibits the Department of the Interior from offering any tract for oil and gas leasing or preleasing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf planning area (North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and the Straits of Florida) or the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf planning area (Washington/Oregon, Northern California, Central California, and Southern California).
    Let’s not start something we will have to stop as soon as we get a government that is not pretending that climate change is a hoax.
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    We must be energy independent, Keep America Great and Strong #MAGA 2020
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    Absolutely no drilling in our oceans, full stop!
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    We need to stop supporting fossil fuel production and direct all of our resources into the development of renewable, environmentally safe, energy sources. New products are being developed and they continue to improve. Soon the wind turbines as we know them will be obsolete as solar panels of yesteryear are obsolete. Our ability to technologically advance increases exponentially. It is only the uneducated that are stuck in the past dreaming of what was in the "good old days." Stay on top of technology. You will be amazed.
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    We should be moving away from fossil fuels and fools.
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    YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! IT SHOULD BE PROHIBITED!🤬 THIS IS A HORRIBLE HORRIBLE THING WE DO AS A HUMAN RACE! WE ARE KILLING LIFE AS WE ARE DOING THIS AND WE DON'T NEED TO DO IT! We have a brain and we have many many people who use it. And they have better ways to get our needed energy rather than pouring chemicals and just outright polluting the beautiful Oceans & Life of Our Earth! We seek out other planets in the 'habitable zone' of their sun, spending billions to do... so we can see if life there is a possibility of Life and if it exists there. And yet we have ALL of these beautiful Earthlings(creatures as we call them) here amongst us and we just shit on them and say, "Oh, they're just animals," or fish or this or that!😱 WHY?😢 When life is Soo very abundant amongst us, and we treat it like we do...😢 WE DO NOT DESERVE THE RIGHT TO DUMP OUR LACK OF RESPECT, LACK OF WILL & OUR LACK OF IMPLEMENTING OUR KNOWN KNOWLEDGE & TECHNOLOGY INTO ANOTHER BEINGS LIFE! WE ARE LACKING AND THE PASSING OF THIS BILL WILL PROVE OUR GREED OVER LIFE IS ABUNDANT AMONGST US. BEING FOR LIFE SURE BEATS THE ALTERNATIVE🤓 ENOUGH SAID🤬
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    Let’s try to salvage the planet while we can
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    There are already oil spills that never have been fixed we don’t need more
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    Please stop the drilling!
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    We can achieve energy independence without fossil fuels. In fact, energy security is far more achievable with the non-point source generation of renewable energy than it is with fossil fuels.
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    Absolutely. We need offshore wind but no offshore drilling for those old-school fossil fuels.
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    this is a matter of survival, i think you all know the consequences if you approve of any drilling. for us humans to be deemed the most educated & god gifted beings on the planet, we sure as hell do not act in that manner. think of all of the life on this planet, if we as citizens are entrusting with you the power to engage in such decision making that it effects the entirety of mankind; i’d expect the decision to be on the side of the people. not the rich. this a democracy, no?
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    Our coast lines should all be protected from the pollution caused by offshore drilling. Please vote to prohibit drilling for oil and gas off our beautiful coastline.
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    We need to get off fossil fuel‘s
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    I do not support drilling in these pristine waters. Move to solar and wind power before the planet is dead.
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    We are going backwards under this sham clan. NO drilling!
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    Don’t sacrifice fisheries for the last decade of a dying petroleum industry. Green energy is coming, invest there, not in reactionary fossil fuels projects the world can no longer afford.
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    Energy independence is necessary to protect our country. As long as they are doing their jobs correctly it helps us. We should use our own oil and let opec and other nations collapse.
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    Our future depends on a move away from fossil fuels.
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    This is a perfect example of how out of touch the Democrat Party is with everyday Americans; not to mention how radical it has become. I don’t know about you, but my lower middle class family is thoroughly enjoying the low gas and energy prices caused by our newfound energy independence.
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