2016 Scorecard Vote
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sponsored S. 2012, the Senate’s Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which the House amended with a bill that would promote devastating logging projects, curtail National Environmental Policy Act reviews as well as state, local, and tribal authority over projects on their own lands, and allow pipelines to be built on National Park land without the necessary environmental reviews. The House version of S. 2012 locks in dirty fossil energy for decades to come at a time when we should be investing in cleaner, cheaper alternatives. On May 25, the House passed S. 2012 by a vote of 241-178 (House roll call vote 250). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. S. 2012 moved to conference committee, but did not become law.