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Ore. Legislature approves ban on permanent offshore oil drilling

Oregon state lawmakers approved a permanent offshore oil drilling ban through Senate Bill 256 on March 19.

The legislation prohibits the Department of State Lands to lease any submerged or submersible lands in the Oregon territorial sea for exploration, development or production of oil, gas or sulfur.

The lawmakers voted 47-8 to prohibit drilling and exploration in marine waters, while 25 legislators signed as sponsors of the bill.

The bill, which will be sent to Gov. Kate Brown for approval, extends a temporary 10-year ban that was due to expire in 2020.

A statement from the Oregon State Legislature said the Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific, which is composed of more than 100 businesses, also opposed offshore drilling.