2014 Scorecard Vote
Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) sponsored H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act, a package of more than a dozen bills – all of which had already passed the House. H.R. 2 amounts to a huge giveaway to big polluters and threatens the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the landscapes that support our outdoor economy. The bill also thwarts progress on climate change and compromises communities’ ability to weigh in on projects in their own backyards. HR. 2 would gut the EPA’s ability to limit carbon pollution from power plants. It would disregard due process and endanger public health and the environment in order to rush a decision on the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. It would also elevate drilling above all other uses on our public lands, including hiking, fishing, and hunting, subverting the multiple uses that have guided public lands management and threatening outdoor recreation-related businesses and communities that depend on this industry. On September 18, the House approved H.R. 2 by a vote of 226-191 (House roll call vote 515). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.