1972 Scorecard Vote

Marine Mammal Protections I
Senate Roll Call Vote 711
Issues: Wildlife, Oceans

Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (S 2871). Under the bill no person may kill any marine mammals, nor import their products, without a permit issued according to specified regulations. The bill established a moratorium on the granting of permits and the killing of marine mammals, but it gave the federal agencies complete discretion to disregard the moratorium. This could result in widespread commercial killing. The vote is on the Williams amendment to forbid the federal administrators from issuing any permits except for scientific and educational purposes. (Rejected 36-52. July 25, 1972. "Yes" is the correct vote.)

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 36  
Votes Against: 52  
Not Voting: 12  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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