The Arctic Costal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001





There are many bills that are passed though the House of Representatives everyday. There are many government agencies and interests groups that are behind the bills that either support them or are against them. The bill I have chosen is the Arctic Costal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001. At this time and place I believe this bill is one of the most important bills that needs to be passed.
Congress has found the nation’s domestic oil and gas production is in a substantial decline and our dependence on foreign counties is unreliable. The United States currently spends over $100,000,000,000 per year for foreign energy. Within the next decade, the world production of conventional oil is expected to peak and enter a decline phase that will increase the cost of imported oil and the value of domestic oil. The Middle East is a highly volatile region of the world, upon which the United States cannot continue to grow more dependent for its energy. It is a major problem facing our society today and it is a problem that needs to be doubt with now due to the long lead time of 10 or more year required for development of a new North Slope field as well as the new problems that the United States is facing with terrorist in the Middle East. There have been several significant fields that have been discovered underlining the State lands adjacent to the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, making it a promise area.
The Arctic Coastal Plain Domestic Energy Security Act of 2001 was introduced to the House of Representatives on January 3, 2001. This bill was put into place to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound and job creating program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain, and for other purposes. The bill is also known as H.R. 39.
The policy of the bill is to permit exploration, development, production, and transportation of the oil and gas resources in the Coastal Plain Study Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The exploration, development, production, and transportation of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain, the Nations foremost prospect for the discovery of significant new oil and gas accumulations, should proceed with dispatch and that such activities should be conducted in a manner consistent with the protection of the Coastal Plain’s fish and wildlife resources and environment and the needs of the area’s subsistence users.
The Honorable Don Young was the first to introduce the bill to the House of Representatives. The Honorable Don Young was born on June 9, 1933 in Meridian, California. He received he’s A.A. at Yuba Junior College in 1952 and soon after received he’s B.A. in 1958 at Chico State College. The Honorable Don Young is currently the congressman for Alaska.
The exploration, Development, production, and transportation of the Coastal Plain’s oil and gas resources are supported by the State of Alaska. The North Slope Borough and other local governments in Alaska, and the Inupiat Eskimo people of the North Slope, have many interest in the nation to provide dependable new sources of domestic oil production outside the organization of petroleum exporting countries. Many interests of the United States consumers are to expand the domestic sources of reasonably priced gasoline, jet fuel, heating oil, and the many products derived from crude oil. The national economic interest on the other hand are to improve the balance of trade through reductions in foreign oil imports, generating new economic activity, creating domestic jobs, and reducing the Federal deficit through increased tax and royalty revenues.
The Honorable Brad Carson was one of the many that was a cosponsor of the bill. The Honorable Brad Carson is the representative of Oklahoma. The Honorable Carson went to the University of Oklahoma, to receive his JD, where he was recognized as the outstanding law school graduate. He then went to Oxford University to receive his MA and then after receive his BA at Baylor University.
The U.S. Department of the Interior is the executive agency that deals with this bill. The Secretary of the Interior will have the