1986 Scorecard Vote
Upon completion, the multi-billion-dollar Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project will provide some of the most expensive water ever delivered by the Bureau of Reclamation. In addition, it will cause an enormous loss of wetland habitat important for waterfowl, shore birds, Bald Eagles and the June Sucker -- a rare fish proposed for listing as an endangered species.
This vote is on the Petri (R-WI) Amendment to eliminate $83.7 million for continued construction of this project. Deletion of these funds would have forced project proponents to resort to a less costly and less environmentally damaging alternative with adequate cost-sharing provisions incorporated.
Amendment rejected 149-262; July 23, 1986. YES is the pro-environmental vote. (Petri Amendment to H.R. 5162, FY '87 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.) The Reagan Administration did not support the amendment.