1973 Scorecard Vote

Alaskan Pipeline Right of Way I
Senate Roll Call Vote 275
Issue: Dirty Energy
Federal Lands Right of Way Act of 1973 (S. 1081). The vote is on the Mondale amendment to delay granting of a right of way for the Alaskan pipeline pending negotiations with the Canadian government on an alternative route. The amendment also called for an eight month study of both routes before Congress finally decided which one should be used. Letters sent to the Senate following this vote confirmed that the State Department had concealed Canada's willingness to negotiate a trans-Canadian pipeline. Scientists agreed that the Canadian route would present fewer environmental hazards, and would bring oil to the Midwest where it was needed more. The President took no official position on the amendment. July 13, 1973. Rejected 29-61. Yes is the correct vote.
Yes
is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 29  
Votes Against: 60  
Not Voting: 10  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Senator Party State Vote