Aquatic

Committee Begins Hearings on Leasing Reform Bill

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV) has introduced a comprehensive bill, the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2009, to restructure regulation of energy leasing on federal lands and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), including consolidating energy and mineral leasing programs, raising lease rental rates, assessing fees for nonproducing leases and ending the royalty-in-kind program.

September 14, 2009

Committee Begins Hearings on Leasing Reform Bill

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV) has introduced a comprehensive bill, the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2009, to restructure regulation of energy leasing on federal lands and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), including consolidating energy and mineral leasing programs, raising lease rental rates, assessing fees for nonproducing leases and ending the royalty-in-kind program.

September 11, 2009