1976 Scorecard Vote
(S 2371). The vote is on the Young amendment to exempt part of Alaska's Glacier Bay National Monument from a ban on new mining claims. The original bill closes a number of National Parks and Monuments to new mining claims but permits existing operations to continue. The amendment in question would allow new claims to be staked in a monument where there are already 20 existing claims for nickel and copper mining. Environmentalists maintain that mining is incompatible with the aims of the National Park Service. September 14, 1976. Rejected 110-251. "NO" is the correct vote.