1975 Scorecard Vote
(H.R. 8122) Public Works Energy Research Appropriations: The vote is on the Brooke amendment to remove the funds for the Dickey Lincoln hydroelectric project in northern Maine. The dam would flood 140 square miles of wilderness and destroy thousands of acres of recreational streams. Economists estimate that the costs of Dickey Lincoln would run 60% to 80% higher than a fossil fuel plant of the same capacity. The project would operate only 3 hours a day to accommodate peak loads and would consume more energy than it produced. The President took no official positions. December 5, 1975. Rejected 13-73. The correct vote is yes.