An Act To Prohibit Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Drilling and Exploration
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §1862, sub-§14 is enacted to read:
As used in this subsection, "development" has the same meaning as in Title 38, section 570-AA, subsection 1; "exploration" has the same meaning as in Title 38, section 570-AA, subsection 2; and "production" has the same meaning as in Title 38, section 570-AA, subsection 3.
Sec. 2. 38 MRSA c. 3, sub-c. 2-C is enacted to read:
PROHIBITION ON OIL AND NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
§ 570-AA. Definitions
As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
§ 570-BB. Prohibition
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a person may not perform or cause to be performed, and the department may not permit, approve or otherwise authorize, any oil or natural gas exploration, development or production in, on or under the waters of the State.