1989 Scorecard Vote
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.