1975 Scorecard Vote

Coastal Development
Senate Roll Call Vote 288
Issues: Drilling, Oceans

(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.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 30  
Votes Against: 62  
Not Voting: 7  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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