1971 Scorecard Vote

Nuclear Testing
Senate Roll Call Vote 138
Issues: Dirty Energy, Oceans, Wildlife

Atomic Energy Commission Authorizations (HR 9388). The vote is on the Gravel amendment to delay the Project Cannikan nuclear blast on Amchitka Island, Alaska, until May 31, 1972. Conservationists opposed the blast because of the risks of earthquakes, radioactive leakage into the ocean, and damage to endangered wildlife. The Nixon Administration opposed the Gravel amendment. (Rejected 37-57; July 20, 1971; "Yes" is the correct vote.)

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 37  
Votes Against: 56  
Not Voting: 7  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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