1979 Scorecard Vote

Synthetic Fuel Monopolies
House Roll Call Vote 261
Issue: Dirty Energy

HR 3930. Defense Production Act. The vote is on the Udall amendment to prohibit the eight largest oil companies from contracting with the government to provide synthetic fuels from coal. Environmentalists generally oppose giving a few large corporations increased monopoly power over different energy sources, because it gives these corporations too much power over national energy policies. The major oil companies already control from 35 to 40% of domestic coal reserves and also dominate the uranium market. They have a vested interest in promoting the most highly centralized and often the most environmentally destructive energy technologies. The Carter Administration did not lobby on this amendment. Rejected 127-263. June 26, 1979. Yes is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 127  
Votes Against: 263  
Not Voting: 43  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Representative Party District Vote
Bevill, TomDAL-04 
Young, DonRAK-AL 
Stark, PeteDCA-09 
Lungren, DanRCA-34 
Lewis, JerryRCA-37 
Fuqua, DonDFL-02 
Nelson, BillDFL-09 
Hyde, HenryRIL-06 
Harkin, TomDIA-05 
Markey, EdDMA-07 
Nolan, RickDMN-06 
Lott, TrentRMS-05 
Skelton, IkeDMO-04 
Taylor, GeneRMO-07 
Watkins, WesROK-03 
AuCoin, LesDOR-01 
Yatron, GusDPA-06 
Jones, EdDTN-07 
Gramm, PhilRTX-06 
Archer, BillRTX-07 
Paul, RonRTX-22 
Foley, TomDWA-05 
Dicks, NormDWA-06 
Rahall, NickDWV-04 
Petri, TomRWI-06