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I'm a few days late in posting this, but better late than never.


>Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 21:51:55 GMT
>From: lcv@lcv.org
>To: lcv-update@newmedium.com
>Subject:  Senate Passes Nuclear Waste Bill
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>
>Senate Passes Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997
>
>Sponsored by Senator Frank Murkowski (R-AK), S. 104, the Nuclear Waste Policy
>Act of 1997, would drastically rewrite nuclear waste policy by slashing
>environmental, health and safety protections and mandating the opening of an
>"interim" nuclear waste dump in Nevada in 2003.
>
>This transportation project would be the greatest nuclear waste transportation
>project in human history, taking waste from reactors across the country, and
>sending 95 percent of the nation's waste radioactivity onto the roads and rails
>to Nevada without adequate safety standards.  S. 104 would severely weaken
>environmental standards for nuclear waste disposal by carving loopholes in the
>National Environmental Policy Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
>
>The environmental community has long opposed centralized "interim" storage
>because of the likelihood that such a site would become a de facto permanent
>dump, but without any of the safeguards required for permanent isolation of
>radioactive wastes from the environment during their hazardous lifetimes of
>240,000 years.
>
>On April 15, 1997 the Senate voted 65 - 34 to approve S. 104.  NO is the
>pro-environment vote.
>
>The issue will now be considered by the House.  President Clinton has
>threatened to veto the bill if the House approves it.  The Senate vote was two
>short of a two-thirds majority necessary to override a presidential veto.
>
>For more information visit Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project on the
>web:  http://www.citizen.org/orgs/public_citizen/CMEP/radwaste.html
>
>Key:  + indicates a pro-environment vote, - indicates a vote against the
>environment, ? indicates an absence.
>
>       Senator                     Vote
>       ----------------            -----
>
>Alabama
>       Jeff Sessions R             -
>       Richard Shelby R            -
>
>Alaska
>       Frank Murkowski R           -
>       Ted Stevens R               -
>
>Arizona
>       Jon Kyl R                   -
>       John McCain R               -
>
>Arkansas
>       Tim Hutchinson R            -
>       Dale Bumpers D              +
>
>California
>       Barbara Boxer D             +
>       Dianne Feinstein D          +
>
>Colorado
>       Wayne Allard R              -
>       Ben Nighthorse Campbell R   +
>
>Connecticut
>       Christopher Dodd D          +
>       Joseph Lieberman D          +
>
>Delaware
>       Joseph Biden D              +
>       William Roth R              -
>
>Florida
>       Bob Graham D                -
>       Connie Mack R               -
>
>Georgia
>       Max Cleland D               -
>       Paul Coverdell R            -
>
>Hawaii
>       Daniel Akaka D              +
>       Daniel Inouye D             +
>
>Idaho
>       Larry Craig R               -
>       Dirk Kempthorne R           -
>
>Illinois
>       Dick Durbin D               +
>       Carol Moseley-Braun D       -
>
>Indiana
>
>       Dan Coats R                 +
>       Richard Lugar R             -
>
>Iowa
>       Charles Grassley R          -
>       Tom Harkin D                -
>
>Kansas
>       Sam Brownback R             -
>       Pat Roberts R               -
>
>Kentucky
>       Wendell Ford D              +
>       Mitch McConnell R           -
>
>Louisiana
>       John Breaux D               +
>       Mary Landrieu D             +
>
>Maine
>       Susan Collins R             -
>       Olympia Snowe R             -
>
>Maryland
>       Barbara Mikulski D          +
>       Paul Sarbanes D             +
>
>Massachusetts
>       Edward Kennedy D            +
>       John Kerry D                +
>
>Michigan
>       Spencer Abraham R           -
>       Carl Levin D                -
>
>Minnesota
>       Rod Grams R                 -
>       Paul Wellstone D            +
>
>Mississippi
>       Thad Cochran  R             -
>       Trent Lott R                -
>
>Missouri
>       John Ashcroft R             -
>       Christopher Bond R          -
>
>Montana
>       Max Baucus D                +
>       Conrad Burns R              -
>
>Nebraska
>       Chuck Hagel R               -
>       Robert Kerrey D             +
>
>Nevada
>       Richard Bryan D             +
>       Harry Reid D                +
>
>New Hampshire
>       Judd Gregg R                -
>       Robert Smith R              -
>
>New Jersey
>       Frank Lautenberg D          +
>       Bob Torricelli D            +
>
>New Mexico
>       Jeff Bingaman D             +
>       Pete Domenici R             -
>
>New York
>       Alfonse D'Amato R           -
>       Daniel Patrick Moynihan D   +
>
>North Carolina
>       Lauch Faircloth R           -
>       Jesse Helms R               -
>
>North Dakota
>       Kent Conrad D               +
>       Byron Dorgan D              +
>
>Ohio
>       Mike DeWine R               -
>       John Glenn D                +
>
>Oklahoma
>       James Inhofe R              -
>       Don Nickles R               -
>
>Oregon
>       Gordon Smith R              -
>       Ron Wyden D                 -
>
>Pennsylvania
>       Rick Santorum R             -
>       Arlen Specter R             -
>
>Rhode Island
>       John Chafee R               -
>       Jack Reed D                 +
>
>South Carolina
>       Ernest Hollings D           -
>       Strom Thurmond R            -
>
>South Dakota
>       Thomas Daschle D            +
>       Tim Johnson D               -
>
>Tennessee
>       Bill Frist R                -
>       Fred Thompson R             -
>
>Texas
>       Phil Gramm R                -
>       Kay Bailey Hutchison R      -
>
>Utah
>       Robert Bennett R            -
>       Orrin Hatch R               -
>
>Vermont
>       Jim Jeffords R              -
>       Patrick Leahy D             -
>
>Virginia
>       Charles Robb D              -
>       John Warner R               -
>
>Washington
>       Slade Gorton R              -
>       Patty Murray D              -
>
>West Virginia
>       Robert Byrd D               +
>       Jay Rockefeller D           ?
>
>Wisconsin
>       Russ Feingold D             +
>       Herbert Kohl D              -
>
>Wyoming
>       Michael Enzi R              -
>       Craig Thomas R              -
>
>
>
>
>
>
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