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SUBMERGED LANDS

HEARINGS

MAR 30 1953

BEFORE

SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1
COMMITTEE ON THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FÍRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 2948

AND SIMILAR BILLS
BILLS TO PROMOTE THE EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT,
AND CONSERVATION OF CERTAIN RESOURCES IN THE
SUBMERGED LANDS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE,
CONTROL, AND DISPOSITION OF THE LANDS AND RE-
SOURCES OF THE LANDS BENEATH INLAND WATERS AND

IN THE CONTINENTAL SHELF

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois, Chairman LOUIS E. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania

EMANUEL CELLER, New York CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey

FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania KENNETH B. KEATING, New York

JOSEPH R. BRYSON, South Carolina WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH, Ohio

THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts EDGAR A. JONAS, Illinois

MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio RUTH THOMPSON, Michigan

FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky PATRICK J. HILLINGS, California

J. FRANK WILSON, Texas SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York

JAMES B. FRAZIER, JR., Tennessee DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York

PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey USHER L. BURDICK, North Dakota

WOODROW W. JONES, North Carolina GEORGE MEADER, Michigan

E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia LAURENCE CURTIS, Massachusetts

BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado JOHN M. ROBSION, JR., Kentucky

HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts DEWITT S. HYDE, Maryland

BESSIE M. ORCUTT, Chief Clerk
VELMA SMEDLEY, Assistant Chief Clerk
WILLIAM R. FOLEY, Committee Counsel
MALCOLM MECARTNEY, Committee Counsel
WALTER M. BESTERMAN, Legislative Assistant
WALTER R. LEE, Legislative Assistant
CHARLES J. ZINN, Law Revision Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 1

LOUIS E. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania, Chairman RUTH THOMPSON, Michigan

EMANUEL CELLER, New York PATRICK J. HILLINGS, California

FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania

CONTENTS

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Text of the bills..

FEBRUARY 17, 1953
Statements of Hon. Herbert Brownell, Jr., Attorney General of the United

States...

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FEBRUARY 26, 1953
Statements of -

on. Douglas McKay, Secretary of the Interior..
Rear Adm. Ira H. Nunn, Judge Advocate General, United States

Navy --
A report on the naval petroleum and oil-shale reserves-

MARCH 3, 1953
Statements of-

Hon. Herbert Brownell, Jr., Attorney General of the United States---
Hon. Samuel W. Yorty, a Representative in Congress from the State

of California --
Hon. Hale Boggs, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Louisiana..
Hon. Craig Hosmer, a Representative in Congress from the State of

California.
William E. Welsh, secretary-manager, National Reclamation Asso-

ciation
Resolution of the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the city of Long

Beach, Calif. Statements of

Hon. Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Texas.
Hon. Russell V. Mack, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Washington.
Hon. Edgar W. Hiestand, a Representative in Congress from the

State of California -
Hon. Patrick J. Hillings, a Representative in Congress from the State

of California
Hon. Gordon L. McDonough, a Representative in Congress from the

State of California---.
Hon. James H. Morrison, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Louisiana..
Hon. Clark W. Thompson, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Texas.
Hon. Walter Rogers, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas..
Hon. George S. Long, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Louisiana.
Ellen Bryan Moore, register of State land office, State of Louisiana-
Hon Henry D. Larcade, Jr., former Representative in Congress from

the State of Louisiana ..
Constantine N. Perkins, deputy city attorney, city of Los Angeles,

Calif., and its Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Report on Offshore Oil Lands by J. Ashton Greene and Associates.
Statements of

Fred S. Leblanc, attorney general of the State of Louisiana_
Harold R. Fatzer, attorney general of the State of Kansas..

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