CCAGW Annual Ratings

Keystone XL Pipeline -- ESA Legal Fees


Lee, R-Utah, amendment no. 33 to the Murkowski, R-Alaska, substitute amendment no. 2. The Lee amendment would cap legal fees on Endangered Species Act lawsuits. It would apply existing federal judicial standards in awarding costs to prevailing parties. The substitute amendment would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.

Note: By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to raise the majority requirement for adoption of the Lee amendment to 60 votes.

Vote Number: 
Senate Vote 7
Bill Number: 
S 1
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Rejected 54-45 : R 54-0; D 0-43; I 0-2