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House Committee on Natural Resources - 63rd R.S. (1973)

Committee Members
Gib Lewis, Chair
Henry Sanchez, Vice Chair
W.J. 'Bill' Blythe, Jr.
Terry A. Canales
Phil Cates
Bill Clayton
L. Dean Cobb
Tom Craddick
Milton E. Fox
Joe C. Hanna
Bob Hendricks
John Hoestenbach
Samuel Hudson III
A.J. 'Al' Korioth
Herman E. Lauhoff
Tom C. Massey
Jon P. Newton
James Nowlin
Wayne Peveto
Lindsey Rodriguez
Tom Schieffer
Richard C. Slack
Ed R. Watson
John Wilson
Charges
• Hear testimony on the issue of unitization of oil and gas properties. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of allowing owners of large interests in an oil or gas reservoir should be allowed to compel smaller owners to merge interests and consolidate the operations of the reservoir.*
• Review issues related to surface mining and land reclamation, land surface subsidence, water supplies, waste disposal, and water law.*
• Undertake a study of the energy crisis in rural areas and make legislative recommendations*

Note:
Phil Cates (Member) resigned from the committee and Herman Lauhoff (Member) was appointed, September 6, 1974. (Press release from Price Daniel, Jr., Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, September 6, 1974. See House Press Memos 1973, L1801.1 P926 1974.)
Charged to study the unitization issue by the Speaker, December 10, 1973. (Press release, December 10, 1973 and letter from Price Daniel, Jr., Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, to Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas, December 11, 1973. See House Press Memos 1973, L1801.1 P926 1973.)

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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