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Natural Gas Facilities

House Roll Call No. 131
109th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 194-237 (see complete tally)

Gas companies are seeking to increase the number of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals on U.S. coasts. These facilities can pose substantial risks for human health and the environment. For that reason, state and local governments have sometimes intervened in the debates over where these facilities are sited. In its original form, H.R. 6, the energy bill, contained a provision that preempted all state authority and left the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the main arbiter of siting decisions. Representative Michael Castle (R-DE) introduced an amendment to strike the provision and restore state and local authority. On April 21, 2005, House Amendment 30 was rejected by a 194-237 vote (House roll call vote 131). YES is the pro-environment vote.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 131
Votes For : 194
Votes Against : 237
Not Voting : 3


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