2016 Scorecard Vote
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) offered an amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which would set strict, arbitrary deadlines for the review of natural gas pipelines on federal and tribal lands. This amendment undermines the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by promoting accelerated construction of pipelines and other components of natural gas production at the cost of the environmental reviews that NEPA established to identify serious safety and environmental risks. On February 2, the Senate rejected the Barrasso amendment by a vote of 52-43 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 12). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.