1975 Scorecard Vote
(S. 7): Surface Mine and Reclamation Act of 1975: The vote is on the McClure amendment to allow the Secretary of Agriculture to remove the ban on surface mining in the National Forests if he felt it was in the national interest. Both the House and Senate Interior Committees had forbidden strip mining in the National Forests because it violated the principles of multiple use. Even the best reclamation techniques cannot restore the full productivity of the soil for growing timber and other uses. The President supported the amendment. March 11, 1975. Rejected 27-68. The correct vote is No.