Senate leadership reaches OCS legislation compromise

Nearly 2 weeks after the US House passed an Outer Continental Shelf leasing reform bill, Senate leaders announced they are ready to move ahead with their own legislation.Majority Leader William H. Frist (R-Tenn.) said on July 12 that the bipartisan agreement builds on S. 2253, the so-called Sale 181 bill held up since its passage Mar. 8 by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.The committee’s chairman, Pete V. Domenici (R-NM), delayed sending it to the floor while he tried to address Florida officials’ concerns and demands by four other Gulf Coast states for a share of future revenues.Frist said the agreement responds to Florida’s concerns by establishing a 125-mile...

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