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AJR 3 - Statement of Opposition to Offshore Drilling - Key Vote

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (43-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Statement of Opposition to Offshore Drilling

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that establishes the Legislature's opposition to the proposed expansion of oil and gas drilling off the Pacific Coast and requests the U.S. Congress reinstate the federal offshore oil and gas leasing moratorium for fiscal year 2009-2010 and beyond.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the Department of the Interior proposed opening up six million acres off California's coast to drilling for oil and natural gas on January 16, 2009, and while the Obama Administration has put a hold on this plan, the expansion of oil development areas previously protected by the outer continental shelf moratorium remain under consideration. -Specifies that the California Coastal Sanctuary Act of 1994 established a comprehensive statewide coastal sanctuary that prohibits future oil and gas leasing in state waters, from Mexico to the Oregon border. -Specifies that California's ocean waters are home to four important sanctuaries and are, by definition, areas of special conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, cultural, archaeological, scientific, educational, and aesthetic qualities. -Alleges that expansion of oil and gas drilling in these areas will degrade the quality of the air and water and adversely impact the marine resources, including seismic surveys that could adversely impact marine mammals, including endangered species such as the blue and humpback whale. -Alleges that expansion of oil and gas drilling in these areas poses a serious risk of oil spills, especially with the introduction of deepwater drilling technologies and floating oil storage and processing vessels. -Alleges that expansion of oil and gas drilling will create land use conflicts, denigrate the coastal areas, and pose potentially life-threatening public safety risks as a result of the industrialization of the shoreline.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Statement of Opposition to Offshore Drilling

Sponsors

  • Noreen Evans (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pedro Nava (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Karen Bass (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Beall Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Blumenfield (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia Brownley (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anna M. Caballero (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wilmer Amina Carter (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Coto (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Davis (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hector De La Torre (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Eng (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Feuer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Felipe Fuentes (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Warren Furutani (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Hayashi (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald A. 'Jerry' Hill (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jared William Huffman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave Jones (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Krekorian (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted W. Lieu (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fiona Ma (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony Mendoza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill W. Monning (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Curren De Mille Price Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ira Ruskin (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Salas (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Audra Strickland (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • SandrĂ© R. Swanson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom A. Torlakson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alberto Torrico (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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