1989 Scorecard Vote

Oil Spills Unlimited Liability
Senate Roll Call Vote 164
Issues: Dirty Energy, Drilling

Environmentalists supported an amendment by Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA) that would have removed all liability caps for those responsible for oil spills. The amendment would have required the spiller to pay the full cost of the clean-up and restoration of the environment. A Baucus (D-MT) motion to table (kill) the Gorton amendment was successful with a vote of 52-48. August 3, 1989. No is the pro-environment vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 52  
Votes Against: 48  
Not Voting: 0  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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