1977 Scorecard Vote

Nuclear Power
Senate Roll Call Vote 279
Issue: Dirty Energy

ERDA Authorizations (S 1811). The vote is on the Curtis amendment to delete Title II, which created a new and more costly system for charging electrical utilities for federally provided uranium enrichment services. The government has kept the price of uranium enrichment artificially low in the past. Title II would have raised the price to reflect true costs. Environmentalists supported this change because they opposed federal subsidies for the nuclear industry. Both environmentalists and the Carter Administration opposed the Curtis amendment. Rejected 39-58; July 12, 1977. NO is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 36  
Votes Against: 57  
Not Voting: 3  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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