2012 Scorecard Vote
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) offered an amendment to S. 1813, the Senate transportation bill titled the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which would roll back Environmental Protection Agency safeguards to reduce toxic air pollution, such as mercury, lead, and particulates, from industrial boilers and incinerators. The amendment would gut the Clean Air Act and lead to tens of thousands of premature deaths, over 17,000 heart attacks, and more than 180,000 asthma attacks. Toxic pollution from industrial boilers is also known to cause developmental problems in children. On March 8, the Senate rejected the Collins amendment by a vote of 52-46 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 30). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.