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FEDERAL LEASING AND DISPOSAL POLICIES

HEARING

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

UNITED STATES SENATE

Pursuant to S. Res. 45
A National Fuels and Energy Policy Study

NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

FEDERAL LEASING POLICIES AND ISSUES GOVERNING
THE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY

RESOURCES ON THE PUBLIC LANDS

JUNE 19, 1972

Serial No. 92-32

Printed for the use of
Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

85-197

WASHINGTON : 1972

SENATE RESOLUTION 45

NATIONAL FUELS AND ENERGY POLICY STUDY This publication is a background document for the National Fuels and Energy Policy Study authorized by Senate Resolution 45, introduced by Senators Jennings Randolph and Henry M. Jackson on February 4, 1971, and considered, amended, and agreed to by the Senate on May 3, 1971.

The resolution authorizes the Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, and ex-officio members of the Committees on Commerce and Public Works and the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, to make a full and complete investigation and study of National Fuels and Energy Policies.

This document is published to assist members of the Committee and other interested parties in their understanding of the issues inherent in the formulation of a long-term National Energy Policy which assures the continued welfare of the Nation, including balanced growth, safeguarding and enhancing the quality of the environment, and national security. COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington, Chairman CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado ALAN BIBLE, Nevada

LEN B. JORDAN, Idaho FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona
FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming
QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon
GEORGE MCGOVERN, South Dakota HENRY BELLMON, Oklahoma
LEE METCALF, Montana

JAMES L. BUCKLEY, New York
MIKE GRAVEL, Alaska

JERRY T. VERKLER, Staf Director
WILLIAM J. VAN NESS, Chief Counsel

CHARLES Cook, Minority Counsel

Ex Officio Members Pursuant to Section 3 of Senate Resolution 45

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington, Chairman

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia, Chairman

JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, Kentucky

JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY ALAN BIBLE, Nevada

HOWARD H. BAKER, JR., Tennessee

WILLIAM J. VAN NESS, Ohief Counsel
GRENVILLD GARSIDE, Special Counsel and Study Coordinator
RICHARD D. GRUNDY, Executive Secretary and Professional Staf
DANIEL A. DREYFUS, Professional staff and Engineering Consultant

ARLON R. TUSSING, Stall Economist

MARY JANE DUE, Stal Counsel
DAVID STANG, Deputy Director for Minority

STEVEN P. QUARLES, Special Counsel
PATRICIA F. STARRATT, Staj Energy Analyst, Committee on Commerce

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CONTENTS

STATEMENTS

Page
Hansen, Hon. Clifford P., a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming--- 12
Loesch, Hon. Harrison, Assistant Secretary for Public Land Management,
Department of the Interior, accompanied by Mike Harvey, Chief, Divi-
sion of Legislation; Dale Zimmerman, Acting Chief, Division of Upland
Minerals; John Sprague, Chief, Division of Offshore Minerals--------- 15, 32

Moss, Hon. Frank E., a U.S. Senator from the State of Utah, opening

statement

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