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Statements and Communications Submitted for the Record
Alabama Power Co., Birmingham, Ala., letter from Jesse S. Vogtle, senior
vice president, July 3, 1975_---
American Boiler Manufacturers Association, Arlington, Va. :
Letters from William B. Marx, executive director, July 7 and 22,
Bennett, James T. and Borth, James letter to The George Washington
University, Department of Economics, October 24, 1974---
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Arlington, Va. :
Letter from James R. Smith, president, July 11, 1975-
American Public Power Association, Washington, D.C.:
Letters from Alex Radin, general manager, June 23 and July 2,
Armco Steel Corp., Middletown, Ohio, letter from Bradford C. Oelman,
public affairs manager, July 1, 1975----
Bankers Trust Co., New York, N.Y., letter from William E. Pelley, first
Bethlehem Steel Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., letter from R. E. Johnson, vice
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, D.C., letter from
Hilton Davis, general manager legislative action, June 23, 1975_.
Chicago & North Western Transportation Co., statement.
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del.:
Letter from E. G. Jefferson, senior vice president, June 30, 1975__
East Central Area Reliability Council (ECAR), Canton, Ohio:
Letter from Owen A. Lentz, executive manager, July 14, 1975_
Electric Reliability Council of Texas, San Antonio, Tex. :
Letter from R. W. Hardy, chairman, July 2, 1975-
Information from hearings before the Texas Railroad Commission____
Energy Transportation Systems, Inc., San Francisco, Calif., statement----
Georgia-Pacific Corp., Washington, D.C., letter to William J. Moshofsky,
W. Truslow Hyde, Jr., public utility consultant, New York, N.Y., letter,
Kaiser Aluminum Chemical Corp., Oakland, Calif.:
Letter from Cornell C. Maier, president, June 27, 1975.
Lake Carriers' Association, Cleveland, Ohio, letter from Paul E. Trimble,
Mississippi Power & Light Co., Jackson, Miss., letter from Donald C.
Lutken, president, June 26, 1975---
Public Service Commission, Albany, N.Y., letter from Alfred E. Kahn,
Norfolk & Western Railway Co., Roanoke, Va. :
Letter from Richard W. Kienle, July 1, 1975.
Public Service Electric & Gas Co., Newark, N.J.:
Letter from John F. McDonald, vice president, July 11, 1975__
Letter from Nils A. Lennartson, president, July 25, 1975.
Rubber Manufacturers Association, Washington, D.C., letter from Edward
E. Wright, vice president, July 1, 1975.
Sante Fe Industries, Inc., Chicago, Ill. :
Letter from John S. Reed, chairman and chief executive officer,
Southwete. Eectric Power Co., Shreveport, La. :
Letter from John W. Turk, Jr, vice president, June 18, 1975---
Southwestern Public Service Co., Amarillo, Tex., letter from Edward G.
Weber, vice president, public affairs, June 6, 1975---.
Stauffer Chemical Co., Westport, Conn., letter from D. M. Greeno, director,
energy management, August 15, 1975----
United States Gypsum Co., Chicago, Ill., letter from W. W. Holloway,
United States Railway Association, Washington, D.C. :
Letter from Arthur D. Lewis, June 25, 1975.
United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.:
Letter from Edgar B. Speer, chairman, board of directors, June 27,
National Electric Reliability Council, Princeton, N.J.:
Letter from Walter D. Brown, administrative manager, August 27,
Conference report to accompany H.R. 14368-
Report to Congress on Control of Sulfur Oxides, Environmental Protection
The Utility Oil Savings Study, final report, Office of Energy Resource
Implementing coal utilization provisions of the Energy Supply and Envi-
ronmental Coordination Act, Office of Fuel Utilization, FEA, April 1975__
Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Energy Supply and Envi-
ronmental Coordination Act of 1974, Environmental Protection Agency,
Early planning process under coal utilization program, Federal Energy
FEA Orders Powerplants to Stop Using Oil and Natural Gas, Federal
Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla., letter from L. E. Dean, chair-
man, Committee on Energy Conservation, August 28, 1975---.
Relevant Materials Concerning the Energy Supply and Environmental
JESSE S. VOGTLE
Vice President-Public Affairs
The Honorable Jennings Randolph
United States Senate
5121 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D. C. 20510
Attention Mr. Richard D. Grundy
Dear Senator Randolph:
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
600 NORTH 18TH STREET - P. O. Box 2641 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 35291 -(205) 323-5341
July 3, 1975
Submitted herewith are our comments on questions and policy issues hearings on greater coal utilization, as entered into the Congressional Record on May 20, 1975. We did not attempt to answer each question individually but tried to cover areas which were of the most vital interest to Alabama Power
Alabama Power Company is firmly committed to a program of energy conservation, particularly if it will have beneficial effects on our nation's health and economy. However, it is our considered opinion that legislation dealing with coal substitution, coal allocation, criteria governing new plant construction, etc. is premature if it is not preceded by a definitive National Energy Policy. Of necessity, this policy must be broad and deal with matters such as environmental protection (this would encompass air and water pollution control as well as include surface mining reclamation and underground mine health and safety), transportation, and general economic goals for the country as a whole. Until such time as this policy is firmly established, piecemeal legislation such as that presently being considered by the Committee on Public Works can, in spite of its good intentions, harm the economy of our country.
As a general response to the questions concerning policy issues raised by the committee, we would like to make the following comments:
(1) It is our considered opinion that under present conditions,
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