2015 Scorecard Vote

Forcing Tar Sands Polluters to Pay for Spills
Senate Roll Call Vote 19
Issue: Dirty Energy

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would close a tax code loophole that exempts tar sands producers from paying into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Without this fix, taxpayers are on the hook to pay for tar sands spill clean-ups like the ongoing $1.2 billion effort in Kalamazoo, Michigan. On January 22, the Senate rejected the Wyden amendment by a vote of 50-47 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 19). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 50  
Votes Against: 47  
Not Voting: 3  
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