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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 Afairs

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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

CRABLES 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, Chief Counsel
GRENVILLE GARSIDE, Special Counsel and Study Coordinator
RICHARD D. GRUNDY, Executive Secretary and Professional Staff
DANIEL A. DREYFUS, Professional Staff and Engineering Consultant

ARLON R. TUSSING, Staf Economist

MARI JANE DUE, Staf Counsel
DAVID STANG, Deputy Director for Minority

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

(II)

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