According to Friends of ATR blog:
Sen. Reid is trying to offer his stimulus package as an amendment to the CR that will ban shale oil drilling.
According to the Department of the Interior, there are an estimated 800 billion barrels of shale oil in the United States, and Sen. Reid wants to keep them away from American consumers.
Sec 1602 continues ban on oil shale.
The language follows:
SEC. 1602. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including section 152 of division A of H.R. 2638 (110th Congress), the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009, the terms and conditions contained in section 433 of division F of Public Law 110–161 shall remain in effect for the 19 fiscal year ending September 30, 2009.