1992 Scorecard Vote
Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) offered an amendment to the energy bill which would require the Secretary of the Interior to cancel a lease for oil and gas exploration of the Outer Continental Shelf if it has resulted in serious harm or posed a serious threat to the environment or national security. The Graham amendment also would have strengthened the role of coastal states in federal offshore drilling decisions.
The vote is on Senator Bennett Johnston's (D-LA) motion to table (kill) Senator Graham's amendment to protect the Outer Continental Shelf. The Johnston motion to kill the Graham amendment was agreed to 51-47 on February 19, 1992. NO is the pro-environment vote.