The Anti-Environment Record of the 112th House of Representatives

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Database of Anti-Environment Votes in the 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Compiled by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Democratic Staff

In the 112th Congress, the House of Representatives voted 317 times to block action to address climate change, to halt efforts to reduce air and water pollution, to undermine protections for public lands and coastal areas, and to weaken the protection of the environment in other ways. The Democratic staff for the Committee on Energy and Commerce compiled a searchable database of these votes, found below.

Summary Report: The Anti-Environment Record of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 112th Congress

View the database of anti-environmental votes for the 113th Congress.

Total Anti-Environment Votes Under GOP House Majority in the 112th Congress:

317

Votes targeted at the Environmental Protection Agency: 145

  • Votes to block actions that prevent pollution: 137
  • Votes targeted at the Department of Energy: 55
  • Votes to defund or repeal clean energy initiatives: 57
  • Votes to promote offshore drilling: 47

Votes to dismantle the Clean Air Act: 95

  • Votes targeted at the Department of the Interior: 81
  • Votes to undermine protections for public lands and wilderness: 67
  • Votes to block actions that address climate change: 53
  • Votes to dismantle the Clean Water Act: 38
Title Sponsor Statutes Agencies Description Vote Date Action Result
H.R. 1 McKinley (R-WV) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA authority to regulate coal ash under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/19/2011 H.Amdt. 158 Passed
239 - 183
H.R. 1 Noem (R-SD) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA authority to revise particulate matter standards under the Clean Air Act
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/19/2011 H.Amdt. 164 Passed
255 - 168
H.R. 1 Poe (R-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA regulation of major stationary sources of greenhouse gases.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 101 Passed
249 - 177
H.R. 1 Markey (D-MA) Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Department of Interior Eliminates a loophole in royalty payment requirements for offshore oil and gas drilling.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 119 Defeated
174 - 251
H.R. 1 McClintock (R-CA) Endangered Species Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks the Klamath Dam Removal and Sedimentation Study necessary to protect endangered species
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 121 Passed
215-210
H.R. 1 Herger (R-CA) Department of Agriculture Blocks Forest Service off-road vehicle management plans in national forests
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 123 Passed
227 - 197
H.R. 1 Blumenauer (D-OR) Department of Agriculture Limits environmentally damaging agricultural subsidies
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 124 Defeated
184 - 241
H.R. 1 Johnson (R-OH) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Department of Interior Blocks Office of Surface Mining rules to protect streams from surface coal mining
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 131 Passed
239 - 186
H.R. 1 Goodlatte (R-VA) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks funds for the development of maximum contaminant load levels for the Chesapeake Bay.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 136 Passed
230 - 195
H.R. 1 Rooney (R-FL) Clean Water Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks new EPA water quality standards for Florida waterways.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 143 Passed
237-189
H.R. 1 Young (R-AK) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks the EPA Environmental Appeals Board from reviewing air pollution permits for offshore drilling in the Arctic.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/18/2011 H.Amdt. 96 Passed
243 - 185
H.R. 1 Lummis (R-WY) Equal Access to Justice Act Blocks citizens who successfully challenge federal action from recovering their legal fees
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/17/2011 H.Amdt. 85 Passed
232 - 197
H.R. 1 Carter (R-TX) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Blocks EPA regulation of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from cement production
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/17/2011 H.Amdt. 88 Passed
250 - 177
H.R. 1 Scalise (R-LA) Department of State Eliminates funding for the State Department climate envoy.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/17/2011 H.Amdt. 89 Passed
249 - 179
H.R. 1 Inslee (D-WA) Department of Energy Transfers funds from fossil energy research to clean energy research through Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/16/2011 H.Amdt. 32 Defeated
159 - 273
H.R. 1 Tonko (D-NY) Department of Energy Restores funds for the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/16/2011 H.Amdt. 35 Defeated
208 - 223
H.R. 1 Pompeo (R-KS) Clean Air Act Environmental Protection Agency Eliminates funding for EPA's greenhouse gas registry.
Floor debate: TEXT | VIDEO
02/16/2011 H.Amdt. 47 Passed
239 - 185