OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Congressional Records - May 18, 1977
Following is the May 18, 1977 Congressional Record. The text below is compiled from the Office of Surface Mining's COALEX data base, not an original printed document, and the reader is advised that coding or typographical errors could be present.
123 CONG.REC. S7888
May 18, 1977
May 18, 1977
Mr. JOHNSTON. Mr. President, yesterday I introduced four amendments to S. 7, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, which appeared at page S7740 of the RECORD. One of those amendments is commonly referred to as the exclusive State jurisdiction amendment. My good friend and colleague from New Mexico, Senator DOMENICI, was the leading proponent of that amendment during committee consideration of S. 7. Unfortunately, reference to Senator DOMENICI'S leadership on that amendment does not appear in the RECORD as I had intended.
S7888 Mr. President, I want the RECORD to show and I want the Senate to know that Senator DOMENICI has been the driving force behind the exclusive State jurisdiction amendment. I look forward to working with him on the amendment and trust that, through his fine leadership, the Senate will be convinced of the merits of this most reasonable concept.