Briefer on Presidential Withdrawal Under OSCLA Sec. 12(a)

Policy Brief
December 20, 2016

This is a briefing memo by NRDC and our partner, Earthjustice, explaining the presidents' authority to withdraw areas of America's Outer Continental Shelf from consideration for oil and gas leasing, either permanently or for a limited time. It includes a list of past instances in which presidents have exercised this authority.