2015 Scorecard Vote
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would close a tax code loophole that exempts tar sands producers from paying into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Without this fix, taxpayers are on the hook to pay for tar sands spill clean-ups like the ongoing $1.2 billion effort in Kalamazoo, Michigan. On January 22, the Senate rejected the Wyden amendment by a vote of 50-47 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 19). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.