2014 Scorecard Vote
Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO) sponsored H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, which would entirely cut the Department of Energy (DOE) out of the approval process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to most of the world. Expanded LNG exports would lead to increased fracking, which is not properly regulated, pollutes our air and our water, and is connected to a number of health problems for people living nearby fracking operations. By automatically granting DOE approval for LNG exports to all 159 countries that are members of the World Trade Organization, rather than just the 20 countries with whom the U.S. has a Free Trade Agreement, H.R. 6 would eliminate the agency’s ability to consider the full range of impacts these exports could have on public health and the environment. On June 25, the House approved H.R. 6 by a vote of 266-150 (House roll call vote 359). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.