1975 Scorecard Vote
(S. 586): Coastal Zone Management Act Amendments: The vote is on the Bumpers amendment to limit federal aid that would encourage energy development along the coastline. As written, the bill provided federal impact aid to reimburse the states for all damages from all types of coastal energy facilities. Unfortunately this would give the states an incentive to concentrate energy development near estuaries and other fragile coastal areas. The Bumpers amendment restricted the impact aid to areas affected by offshore oil development, which must be located on the coast in any case. The President took no official position. July 16, 1975. Rejected 30-62. The correct vote is yes.