1996 Scorecard Vote
Excessive grazing by domestic cattle and sheep on our federal lands continues to damage fish and wildlife populations and degrade streams and water resources. Environmentalists have tried for over a decade, without success, to reform rangeland management.
S. 1459, sponsored by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM), would ensure continuation of environmentally and fiscally irresponsible grazing practices by maintaining artificially low grazing fees and hampering sound, scientifically based protection of fish, wildlife, water, recreation, and other resources on national forest and public lands.
On March 21, 1996, the Senate passed S. 1459, 50 - 47. NO is the pro-environment vote.