1977 Scorecard Vote

Clean Water
Senate Roll Call Vote 334
Issues: Water, Wildlife

Water Pollution Control Act Amendments (S 1952). The vote is on the Nelson amendment to limit the amounts of phosphates allowed in detergents, dish-washing compounds and water conditioners sold in the eight states adjacent to the Great Lakes. The amendment also directed the Environmental Protection Agency to study the need for a national phosphate control program. Environmentalists supported this amendment since phosphates reduce the levels of oxygen in bodies of water, causing eutrophication and killing fish. The Administration supported the amendment. Adopted 77-17. August 4, 1977. Yes is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 75  
Votes Against: 17  
Not Voting: 4  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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