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STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE BRUCE BABBITT SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR JOINT OVERSIGHT HEARING BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS AND PUBLIC LANDS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

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Author(s): Bruce Babbitt

Year: 1999

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I appreciate the opportunity to testify here today on proposed withdrawals of federal land from location and entry under general land laws, including the mining laws. Your letter of invitation specifically directed attention to my recent actions to initiate withdrawals of 429,000 acres along the Rocky Mountain Front in the Lewis & Clark and Helena National Forests, and 605,000 acres in the Shivwits/Parashant region north of the Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona. I welcome a public discussion of the usefulness of the withdrawals in contexts such as these, where other public values may be threatened by indiscriminate application of various public land laws, including the Mining Law. As I will discuss in more detail below, history clearly shows that withdrawals are often the best way to protect values of national interest that might be destroyed by inappropriate uses of public lands and national forests.


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STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE BRUCE BABBITT SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR JOINT OVERSIGHT HEARING BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS AND PUBLIC LANDS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES. Bruce Babbitt. 1999 ( tDAR id: 374202) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TT4PBH


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