Imagine 825,000 cars driving back and forth through your neighborhood, day and night, until each car had driven a total of 12,000 miles. Now imagine the amount of pollution that would be put into the air during that time.
That’s the amount of pollution that’s projected to be produced by Shell Oil’s new Arctic offshore drilling. To what purpose? It’s to haul up yet more oil, to be burned in yet more cars, to create yet more pollution. It’s not much oil, in the big scheme of things, explained U.S. Representative Jackie Speier during the debate on H.R. 2021 this week. “Even if we produced every drop of recoverable oil offshore today, it would only last us for 3 years at our current consumption rate,” she said.
The expansion of offshore drilling would produce great environmental harm, with only a brief energy benefit. Yet, H.R. 2021, introduced by Cory Gardner, attempts to speed up offshore drilling at the expense of the cleanliness of our air. H.R. 2021 will, if passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law, exempt icebreaking ships in the Arctic from current regulation under the Clean Air Act, allowing their pollution to expand without restraint.
Only 25 members of Congress crossed political party lines on the vote to approve H.R. 2021. How did your member of the U.S. House of Representatives vote on this bill? See the roll call below:
U.S. Representatives who voted FOR increasing the pollution created by offshore drilling:
Sandy Adams, Robert Aderholt, Todd Akin, Rodney Alexander, Jason Altmire, Justin Amash, Steve Austria, Joe Baca, Michele Bachmann, Spencer Bachus, Lou Barletta, John Barrow, Roscoe Bartlett, Joe Barton, Charles Bass, Dan Benishek, Rick Berg, Judy Biggert, Brian Bilbray, Gus Bilirakis, Sanford Bishop, Rob Bishop, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, Jo Bonner, Mary Bono Mack, Dan Boren, Leonard Boswell, Charles Boustany, Kevin Brady, Mo Brooks, Paul Broun, Vern Buchanan, Larry Bucshon, Ann Marie Buerkle, Michael Burgess, Dan Burton, Ken Calvert, David Camp, John Campbell, Francisco Canseco, Eric Cantor, Shelley Moore Capito, Dennis Cardoza, John Carter, Bill Cassidy, Steven Chabot, Jason Chaffetz, Ben Chandler, Howard Coble, Mike Coffman, Michael Conaway, Jim Costa, Chip Cravaack, Rick Crawford, Ander Crenshaw, Mark Critz, Henry Cuellar, John Culberson, Geoff Davis, Jeff Denham, Charles Dent, Scott DesJarlais, Mario Diaz-Balart, Bob Dold, Joe Donnelly, David Dreier, Sean Duffy, Jeff Duncan, Renee Ellmers, Jo Ann Emerson, Blake Farenthold, Stephen Fincher, Michael Fitzpatrick, Jeff Flake, Chuck Fleischmann, John Fleming, Bill Flores, Randy Forbes, Jeff Fortenberry, Virginia Foxx, Trent Franks, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Elton Gallegly, Cory Gardner, Scott Garrett, Jim Gerlach, Bob Gibbs, Chris Gibson, Louis Gohmert, Charles Gonzalez, Bob Goodlatte, Paul Gosar, Trey Gowdy, Tom Graves, Samuel Graves, Al Green, Gene Green, Tim Griffin, Morgan Griffith, Michael Grimm, Frank Guinta, Brett Guthrie, Ralph Hall, Richard Hanna, Gregg Harper, Andy Harris, Vicky Hartzler, Doc Hastings, Nan Hayworth, Joe Heck, Jeb Hensarling, Walter Herger, Jaime Herrera, RubÃ©n Hinojosa, Tim Holden, Tim Huelskamp, Bill Huizenga, Randy Hultgren, Duncan Hunter, Robert Hurt, Darrell Issa, Sheila Jackson Lee, Lynn Jenkins, Hank Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Bill Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Jim Jordan, Mike Kelly, Steve King, Peter King, Jack Kingston, Adam Kinzinger, John Kline, RaÃºl Labrador, Doug Lamborn, Leonard Lance, Jeff Landry, James Lankford, Tom Latham, Steven LaTourette, Robert Latta, Jerry Lewis, Frank LoBiondo, Billy Long, Frank Lucas, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Daniel Lungren, Connie Mack, Donald Manzullo, Kenny Marchant, Thomas Marino, Jim Matheson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael McCaul, Tom McClintock, Thaddeus McCotter, Patrick McHenry, Howard McKeon, David McKinley, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Patrick Meehan, John Mica, Jeff Miller, Candice Miller, Gary Miller, Mick Mulvaney, Sue Myrick, Randy Neugebauer, Kristi Noem, Richard Nugent, Devin Nunes, Alan Nunnelee, Pete Olson, Steven Palazzo, Ron Paul, Erik Paulsen, Stevan Pearce, Mike Pence, Ed Perlmutter, Collin Peterson, Thomas Petri, Joseph Pitts, Todd Platts, Ted Poe, Mike Pompeo, Bill Posey, Tom Price, Ben Quayle, Tom Reed, Dennis Rehberg, Dave Reichert, Jim Renacci, Reid Ribble, Scott Rigell, David Rivera, Martha Roby, Phil Roe, Michael Rogers, Harold Rogers, Michael Rogers, Dana Rohrabacher, Todd Rokita, Thomas Rooney, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Peter Roskam, Mike Ross, Dennis Ross, Edward Royce, Jon Runyan, Paul Ryan, Steve Scalise, Bobby Schilling, Jean Schmidt, Aaron Schock, David Schweikert, Tim Scott, Austin Scott, James Sensenbrenner, Pete Sessions, John Shimkus, Bill Shuster, Michael Simpson, Adrian Smith, Christopher Smith, Lamar Smith, Steve Southerland, Clifford Stearns, Marlin Stutzman, John Sullivan, Lee Terry, Glenn Thompson, Mac Thornberry, Patrick Tiberi, Scott Tipton, Michael Turner, Frederick Upton, Timothy Walberg, Greg Walden, Joe Walsh, Daniel Webster, Allen West, Lynn Westmoreland, Edward Whitfield, Joe Wilson, Rob Wittman, Frank Wolf, Steve Womack, Rob Woodall, Kevin Yoder, Bill Young, Todd Young
U.S. Representatives who voted AGAINST increasing the pollution created by offshore drilling:
Gary Ackerman, Robert Andrews, Tammy Baldwin, Karen Bass, Xavier Becerra, Shelley Berkley, Howard Berman, Timothy Bishop, Earl Blumenauer, Robert Brady, Bruce Braley, Corrine Brown, G.K. Butterfield, Lois Capps, Michael Capuano, Russ Carnahan, John Carney, Kathy Castor, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Hansen Clarke, Yvette Clarke, William Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Steve Cohen, Gerald Connolly, John Conyers, Jim Cooper, Jerry Costello, Joe Courtney, Joseph Crowley, Elijah Cummings, Susan Davis, Danny Davis, Peter DeFazio, Diana DeGette, Rosa DeLauro, Ted Deutch, John Dingell, Lloyd Doggett, Michael Doyle, John Duncan, Donna Edwards, Keith Ellison, Eliot Engel, Anna Eshoo, Sam Farr, Chaka Fattah, Bob Filner, Barney Frank, Marcia Fudge, John Garamendi, Raul Grijalva, Luis Gutierrez, Colleen Hanabusa, Alcee Hastings, Martin Heinrich, Brian Higgins, James Himes, Maurice Hinchey, Mazie Hirono, Rush Holt, Michael Honda, Steny Hoyer, Jay Inslee, Steve Israel, Jesse Jackson, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Walter Jones, Marcy Kaptur, William Keating, Dale Kildee, Ron Kind, Larry Kissell, Dennis Kucinich, James Langevin, Rick Larsen, John Larson, Barbara Lee, Sander Levin, John Lewis, Daniel Lipinski, David Loebsack, Zoe Lofgren, Nita Lowey, Ben LujÃ¡n, Stephen Lynch, Carolyn Maloney, Edward Markey, Doris Matsui, Carolyn McCarthy, Betty McCollum, James McDermott, James McGovern, Mike McIntyre, Jerry McNerney, Gregory Meeks, Michael Michaud, Brad Miller, George Miller, James Moran, Christopher Murphy, Jerrold Nadler, Grace Napolitano, Richard Neal, John Olver, William Owens, Frank Pallone, William Pascrell, Ed Pastor, Donald Payne, Gary Peters, Chellie Pingree, Jared Polis, David Price, Mike Quigley, Nick Rahall, Charles Rangel, Silvestre Reyes, Laura Richardson, Cedric Richmond, Steven Rothman, Lucille Roybal-Allard, C.A. Ruppersberger, Bobby Rush, Timothy Ryan, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, John Sarbanes, Janice Schakowsky, Adam Schiff, Kurt Schrader, Allyson Schwartz, Robert Scott, David Scott, Jose Serrano, Terri Sewell, Brad Sherman, Heath Shuler, Albio Sires, Louise Slaughter, Adam Smith, Jackie Speier, Pete Stark, Betty Sutton, Mike Thompson, Bennie Thompson, John Tierney, Paul Tonko, Edolphus Towns, Niki Tsongas, Christopher Van Hollen, Nydia VelÃ¡zquez, Peter Visclosky, Timothy Walz, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Maxine Waters, Melvin Watt, Henry Waxman, Peter Welch, Frederica Wilson, Lynn Woolsey, David Wu, John Yarmuth