2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) offered an amendment to H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which would prevent the Bureau of Land Management from implementing its Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. This important, commonsense rule will reduce dangerous methane pollution, a climate super-pollutant that is vented, flared, and leaked from oil and gas industry operations on our public lands. Reducing natural gas waste from public lands will not only benefit the climate, but it will also reduce toxic air pollutants that are jeopardizing the health of nearby communities and ensure taxpayers receive a fair return on their resources. On September 8, the House approved the Pearce amendment by a vote of 216-186 (House roll call vote 484). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.