1975 Scorecard Vote

Interior Secretary Confirmation
Senate Roll Call Vote 219
Issue: Other

The vote is on the Muskie motion to recommit the President's nomination of Stanley Hathaway to be Secretary of the Interior. This would have prevented Hathaway's confirmation by the Senate. Environmentalists opposed the nomination because Hathaway had a terrible record as former Governor of Wyoming. He wanted to open up every available acre of land owned by the state for coal and oil shale development. He opposed the addition of any new wilderness areas and advocated the building of a jet port in Grand Teton National Park. He pushed for increased clear-cutting in Wyoming forests, and for dams on the state's scenic rivers. His idea of predator control was to shoot eagles from aircraft. The President opposed the motion. June 11, 1975. Rejected 40-54. The correct vote is yes.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 41  
Votes Against: 53  
Not Voting: 5  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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