2022 Scorecard Vote
Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) sponsored S.J. Res 55, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that would undermine core provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) implementation, namely regulations that were restored by President Joe Biden. In 2020, the Trump administration severely rolled back long-standing NEPA regulations, seeking to entrench federal climate denial, hastily permit dangerous or polluting projects, and systematically disenfranchise low-income, rural, and communities of color from government decision making. The Biden-Harris administration’s rule restored basic elements of the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations, including consideration of climate change and cumulative impacts of projects on communities, because they are critically important to addressing the climate crisis and environmental justice. On August 4, the Senate approved S.J. Res. 55 by a vote of 50-47 (Senate roll call vote 283). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House did not take action on this resolution in 2022.