2015 Scorecard Vote

Prioritizing Drilling on Public Lands
Senate Roll Call Vote 17
Issue: Lands/Forests

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would expedite the applications to drill on America’s public lands and would limit the amount of public input in the decision-making process. Oil and gas companies now have more access to America’s public lands than they currently use and it makes no sense to limit public engagement. On January 22, the Senate rejected the Lee amendment by a vote of 51-47 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 17). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 51  
Votes Against: 47  
Not Voting: 2  
Pro-environment vote
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Missed vote
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