2015 Scorecard Vote
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would close the “Halliburton Loophole,” a provision in the 2005 Energy Policy Act that exempted hydraulic fracturing (fracking) from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Gillibrand amendment is an important first step in ensuring the fracking process is subject to all of our major environmental laws, in order to protect our health, communities, and environment. On January 28, the Senate rejected the Gillibrand amendment by a vote of 35-63 (Senate roll call vote 41). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.