1974 Scorecard Vote
National Resources Land Management Act of 1974 (S. 424). The vote is on the McClure amendment to rob the Secretary of Interior of his discretionary authority to impose conditions on private utilities and other permitees using National Resources Lands, except where he is expressly authorized by law. (The National Resources Lands were formerly called BLM lands.) Conservationists feared the amendment would have a broader impact and cloud the Secretary's authority to protect adjacent lands, to implement pollution control laws, or to carry out the kind of broad integrative analysis called for by NEPA. The Nixon Administration opposed the amendment. July 8, 1974. Rejected 23-47. NO is the correct vote.