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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AF
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman
JAMES A. HÁLEY, Florida
JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania,
Ranking Minority Member
SIDNEY L. MCFARLAND, Staff Director and Chief Clerk
LEWIS A. SIGLER, Counsel
SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING
ED EDMONDSON, Chairman WALTER S. BARING
JAMES A. MCCLURE PHILLIP BURTON
CRAIG HOSMER THOMAS S. FOLEY
JOE SKUBITZ ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER
SAM STEIGER JAMES KEE
JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR.
JAMES D. McKEVITT
JORGE L. CÓRDOVA
WILLIAM L. SHAFER, Consultant on Mines and Mining NOTE.-The chairman, Hon. Wayne N. Aspinall, and the ranking minority member, Hon. John P. Saylor, are ex officio members of this subcommittee.
Dole, Hon. Hollis M., Assistant Secretary for Mineral Resources,
Wayne N. Aspinall, dated June 16, 1971 (with supplemental
California offshore oil and gas leases sold and year (table)
production in excess of $ 100 million in 1969 (table).
United States and Helex Co.-.
Cities Service Helex, Inc., and the United States---
National Helium Corp. and the United States -
Phillips Petroleum Co. and the United States.
of April 30, 1971, and disposal and collection activity, fiscal year to
Personnel, fiscal year 1971 and fiscal year 1972 (chart).
BRIEFING SESSION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ON MATTERS BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING
MONDAY, MAY 17, 1971
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 9:55 a.m., in room 1324, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Ed Edmondson (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Mr. EDMONDSON. The Subcommittee on Mines and Mining will come to order this morning. This is the first hearing of the session before the subcommittee and we are pleased to have with us this morning, for general presentation, on behalf of the Department of the Interior, the able and knowledgeable Hollis M. Dole, Assistant Secretary, Mineral Resources.
I want to welcome you and the members of your staff and we appreciate your having the heads of your office here this morning and appreciate this briefing.
Mr. ASPINALL. It is a pleasure to have Mr, Dole here with his group this morning on matters relative to the mining operation and Government procedures.
Mr. MCCLURE. I just wanted to underscore what has been said. I think the presence of the Secretary with his staff this morning is a mark of the importance of the mining industry to the economy of the United States and I think that as the testimony develops today, you will be getting into some of the areas of conflict with which this industry is faced but of fundamental importance to our country. I am happy that we are able to have a man as knowledgeable as you are.
Mr. KEE. Mr. Dole is certainly a most knowledgeable and outstanding public official.
Mr. BARING. I just want to go along with the chairman and the members of the full committee. I welcome Mr. Dole and his staff. I have mining in my blood and I like to hear things about mining.
Mr. Dole. Thank you for your kind remarks. As you have noted, I have brought with me today the heads of the various departments and some of my assistants. Unfortunately, my Deputy for Energy was unable to be here because of conflicting testimony we have to give on the other side in regard to the development of energy policy.