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OVERSIGHT ON REPEAL OF SECTION 2(c) OF THE MINERAL
LEASING ACT (PROHIBITION OF RAILROAD LEASING OF

FEDERAL COAL LANDS)

HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
NOVEMBER 11, 13, AND DECEMBER 4, 1975

Serial No. 94-39

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1976

64-201

NOTE.-The first listed minority member is counterpart to the subcommittee chairman.

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CONTENTS

2, 7

Hearings held:

Page

November 11, 1975.

1

November 13, 1975-

61

December 4, 1975..

107

Statements:

Bagge, Carl E., president, National Coal Association..

123

McCormack, John L., Washington Representative, Environmental

Policy Center..

138, 140

Stafford, George M., Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission... 61
Thomas, Starr, vice president-Law, Santa Fe Industries, Inc. (plus
appendices)

28, 39

Thurlow, Ernest E., assistant vice president, Burlington Northern,

Inc.-

53

Turcott, George L., Associate Director, Bureau of Land Management,

Department of the Interior.

74

Weiman, David M., legislative assistant, National Farmers Union. 107, 111
Wilson, Bruce B., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust

Division, Department of Justice.....

Letters:

Mink, Hon. Patsy T., Chairperson, House Subcommittee on Mines

and Mining, to Hon. Edward H. Levi, Attorney General, dated

November 18, 1975.

27

Mink, Hon. Patsy T., to Hon. Thomas Kleppe, Secretary of the

Interior, dated December 9, 1975...

142

Mink, Hon. Patsy T., Chairperson, Subcommittee on_Mines_and

Mining, to Richard N. Little, vice president, Union Pacific Rail-

road, dated December 15, 1975.-

55

O'Neal, Daniel A., Vice Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission,
to David M. Weiman, dated October 16, 1975..

110

Robison, Roland G., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, to

Hon. Patsy T. Mink..

143

Schmidt, John J.,

executive vice president, Santa Fe Industries, Inc.,

to Hon. Patsy T. Mink, response to request for certain information

from Mr. Starr Thomas..

57

Soller, Charles M., Associate Solicitor, Division of Public Lands, to

Regional Solicitor, Denver, Colo., dated December 16, 1958.

Uhlmann, Michael M., to Hon. Patsy T. Mink, Chairperson, House

Subcommittee on Mines and Mining, answer to Mrs. Mink's

letter of November 18, 1975 to Attorney General Edward H.

Levi.--

28

Wilson, James C., to Hon. Patsy T. Mink, Chairperson, House

Subcommittee on Mines and Mining, dated February 23, 1975---- 56

Additional information:

Administration's proposal for new legislation dealing with exchanges

of land and mineral interests, H.R. 5224, 94th Congress-

86

Exchange authority proposal prepared by Hon. George L. Turcott--- 88

Exchange authority provisions of proposed Public Land Management

Policy Act of 1975, subcommittee print No. 2, Subcommittee on
Public Lands, August 13, 1975.

87
Exchange provisions of existing law as contained in relevant portion
of section 8 of the Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 315g)

84

Responses by Dr. Heather Ross to questions submitted by the

subcommittee.

96

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