1972 Scorecard Vote

Nuclear Radiation Standards
Senate Roll Call Vote 586
Issue: Dirty Energy

Nuclear Reactor Temporary Operating License Act (HR 14655). The vote is on the Schweiker amendment to allow the states to set stricter radiation standards for nuclear power plants than those set by the Atomic Energy Commission. (The states could not allow anything weaker than the federal standards.) The White House took no position on this amendment. (Rejected 36-41. May 17, 1972. "Yes" is the correct vote.)

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 36  
Votes Against: 40  
Not Voting: 24  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Senator Party State Vote