1987 Scorecard Vote
This is another amendment to H.R. 1414, the Price-Anderson Act (see previous vote for full explanation). The vote is on a Wyden (D-OR) amendment which would make the private companies that carry out the Department of Energy's nuclear programs liable for accidents caused by gross negligence or intentional misconduct. (Under the Price-Anderson Act, these federal contractors are totally exempted from any accident liability.) This amendment covered all aspects of the federal nuclear program, ranging from weapons production, research, and testing to radioactive waste transportation, storage, and disposal.
The Wyden amendment was rejected 193-226 on July 29, 1987. YES is the pro-environmental vote.