2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) sponsored H.R. 348, the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2015, which would severely undermine the National Environmental Policy Act, compromising the quality of environmental reviews and interfering with the public’s right to provide input in the management of public resources. H.R. 348 would set arbitrary review deadlines, restrict the range of project alternatives that federal agencies can consider, and jeopardizes the integrity of the decision-making process by allowing project sponsors to prepare environmental review documents, which is a conflict of interest.. It also would prevent any consideration of the social cost of carbon, a critical tool for weighing the climate impact of proposed projects. On September 25, the House approved H.R. 348 by a vote of 233-170 (House roll call vote 518). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.