Serial No. 103-80: The Changing Needs of the West, Oversight Hearing Before the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session on the Changing Needs of the West, Hearing Held in Salt Lake City, UT, April 7, 1994   [open pdf - 19MB]

This is the April 7, 1994 hearing on "The Changing Needs of the West," held before the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Orrin Hatch: "Many of the legislative proposals to advance the development of the 'New West' will, in most cases, significantly alter the way we do things in public-land States like my home State here in Utah. These things are as basic as how to make a living, how to provide for a family, and how to protect and preserve the rights and freedoms we hold near and dear to our hearts. They are summed up in words like livelihood, culture, and most importantly, values. In recent years, I have heard individuals state that the West is changing and becoming more urbanized. What does that word 'urbanized' mean exactly? Does it mean that we will soon be labeling Coalville, Heber City, and Park City as nothing more than suburbs of Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City? Has our culture 'progressed' to such a homogeneous point that every city, no matter what the size, fits the cookie-cutter approach to policy development?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Orrin Hatch, Charles F. Wilkinson, David M. Emmons, Ted Stewart, Ed Whitelaw, Louise Liston, Bill Hedden, Lill Erickson, Gail Small, Donald Snow, Randy T. Simmons, and David H. Getches.

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