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Broad Environmental Assault (S. 1720)

Senate Roll Call No. 202
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 40-56 (see complete tally)

Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ) sponsored S. 1720, the so-called Jobs Through Growth Act, an extreme assault on our government’s ability to protect the environment and public health.  While framed as a jobs bill, this legislation would prevent the EPA from cleaning up harmful pollution from some of the nation’s biggest polluters, reduce oversight for drilling, open our precious public lands to harmful tar sands development by private companies, and prohibit California from ensuring that enough water is allocated to protect salmon and Delta smelt.  On November 10, the Senate rejected S. 1720 by a vote of 40-56 (Senate roll call vote 202).  NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 202
Votes For : 40
Votes Against : 56
Voted "Present" : 1
Not Voting : 3


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