St. Croix River Dispute: Hearings Before a Special Subcommittee of the Committee on Public Works, United States Senate, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session : December 10-11, 1964, Stillwater, Minn

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Considers controversy surrounding proposed construction by Northern States Power Company of an electric power plant at Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, on the St. Croix River. Hearings were held in Stillwater, Minnesota.

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Page 60 - An act to enable the people of Wisconsin territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union...
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Page 6 - That it is to be understood that this authority does not give any property rights either in real estate or material, or any exclusive privileges: and that it does not authorize any injury to private property or invasion of private rights, or any infringement of Federal, State, or local laws or regulations, nor does it obviate the necessity of obtaining State assent to the work authorized. It merely expresses the assent of the Federal Government so far as concerns the public rights of navigation.
Page 56 - Federal financial assistance and leadership is essential for the development of cooperative Federal, State, regional, and local programs to prevent and control air pollution.
Page 47 - Board, its member, agent, or agency, there to produce evidence if so ordered, or there to give testimony touching the matter under investigation or in question; and any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by said court as a contempt thereof.
Page 152 - ... such waters), which endangers the health or welfare of any persons, shall be subject to abatement as provided in this Act.
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Page 56 - Congress recently recognized the importance and legitimacy of such a purpose, when in 1955 it provided : "[I]n recognition of the dangers to the public health and welfare, injury to agricultural crops and livestock, damage to and deterioration of property, and hazards to air and ground transportation, from air pollution, it is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress to preserve and protect the primary responsibilities and rights of the States and local governments in controlling air pollution...
Page 60 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Page 56 - The purposes of this title are — "(1) to protect and enhance the quality of the Nation's air resources so as to promote the public health and welfare and the productive capacity of its population...

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