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Hello, this may be asking for a great deal more than I intend, but I'm trying to look up specific laws that regulate and hold back new oil production. Specifically, laws that existed prior to the rise of environmentalism, but any are good. I am not sure what the easiest way to find this type of info would be. I am by no means informed in law and so I'm just going to see what Google turns up. Thanks for any help.

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12 April 1937.

Nowadays EPA regulations (which have the force of law, but are not enacted like laws) have a more concrete, direct effect on oil production, but the fundamentals of all industrial regulation started with the New Deal. Legally, it all begins on 12 April 1937, the day the Commerce Clause exploded. See National Labor Review Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., 301. U.S. 1 (1937).

EPA regs can be searched at the EPA's website: http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/search/index.html. You can search by industry, and they have a whole page dedicated to petroleum industry regs: http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/bizsector/petroleum.html

Random factoid: did you know that the various administrative agencies of the US Federal Gov't (of which EPA is one) collectively enact more law every day (in terms of pages) than Congress does in a year?

~Q

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Ah, thanks a lot. I'm finding some good info on this Pillsbury law site I found. Such as OCS Lands Act and Mineral Leasing act.

http://www.pillsburylaw.com

Random factoid: did you know that the various administrative agencies of the US Federal Gov't (of which EPA is one) collectively enact more law every day (in terms of pages) than Congress does in a year?

I had guessed that I was probably way over my head which is why I posted here haha.

Edit: Good grief. It's hard to list just the moratoriums alone.

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