Serial No. 105-87: Oversight Hearing on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing: Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress Second Session, May 14, 1998   [open pdf - 305KB]

On May 14, 1998, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Resources convenes to discuss and hear testimony regarding Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing. Testifying are William Holman, Cynthia Quarterman, and Estus Whitfield. Chairwoman Barbara Cubin explains, "The Subcommittee meets today to review Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas development issues, primarily from the perspective of Members from coastal States and congressional districts." Walter Jones from North Carolina expresses environmental and economic concerns regarding off-shore oil drilling. He says, "As a proponent of States' rights, I believe that it is essential that the State has the final say on whether drilling should occur." William Holman states, "it is essential and possible for energy and mineral resources of the Outer Continental Shelf to be managed in a coordinated and progressive manner that maximizes benefits to both our economies and our marine and coastal environment." Ralph Regula of Ohio submits, however, that "if you follow the logic of today's testimony to the conclusion, we would not drill on any Federal property, which is 30 percent of the United States."

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