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2009-S503 on Feb 27, 2009

Source: S.503
    No Surface Occupancy Western Arctic Coastal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act: Authorizes exploration, leasing, development, and production of oil and gas from the Western Coastal Plain.
  • Defines the Western Coastal Plain as the area of Coastal Plain: (1) that borders the land of Alaska to the west and Alaska offshore waters of the Beaufort Sea on the north; and (2) from which the Secretary of the Interior finds oil and gas can be produced through horizontal drilling or other subsurface technology from sites outside or underneath the Coastal Plain surface.
  • Authorizes the Secretary to establish a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Western Coastal Plain.
  • Considers such program to be compatible with the purposes for which the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was established.
  • Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish lease sale procedures; and (2) offer for lease those tracts the Secretary considers to have the greatest potential for the discovery of hydrocarbons.
  • Prescribes a scheme for the allocation of revenues produced by bonus, rental, and royalty revenues from the federal oil and gas leasing and operations authorized under this Act, requiring 50% to be paid semiannually to the state of Alaska, and the remainder to designated federal entities.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Question 18: Replace coal & oil with alternatives Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Energy & Oil
  • Headline: Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for horizontal drilling into Coastal Plain (Score: -2)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 2009-S503

Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator

Republicans participating in 2009-S503

John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr Senator
Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor
Lisa Murkowski s2pAK Republican Sr Senator
Jim Risch s1sID Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator

Independents participating in 2009-S503

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0

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