1973 Scorecard Vote

Nuclear Mining
House Roll Call Vote 215
Issue: Dirty Energy

Public Works-AEC Appropriations bill (H.R. 8947). The vote is on the Roncalio amendment to delete from the bill $3.8 million from the AEC budget funds to set off nuclear explosions to release natural gas. Conservationists opposed the AEC project because of the risks of radioactive leakage, contamination to the natural gas and underground water supplies, and permanent loss of other resources commingled with the shale deposits trapping the gas. The Nixon Administration opposed the amendment. June 25, 1973. Rejected 108-303. Yes is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 108  
Votes Against: 303  
Not Voting: 24  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Representative Party District Vote
Bevill, TomDAL-04 
Young, DonRAK-AL 
Steiger, SamRAZ-03 
Stark, PeteDCA-08 
Fuqua, DonDFL-02 
Frey, LouisRFL-09 
Mayne, WileyRIA-06 
Skubitz, JoeRKS-05 
Lott, TrentRMS-05 
Taylor, GeneRMO-07 
Jarman, JohnROK-05 
Yatron, GusDPA-06 
Baker, LaMarRTN-03 
Jones, EdDTN-07 
Archer, BillRTX-07 
Meeds, LloydDWA-02 
Foley, TomDWA-05