ERIC Number: ED253420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Global Resources, Environment, and Population Act of 1983. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on H. R. 2491 (July 26, 1984). Serial No. 98-49.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
These hearings focused on issues and topics related to House Resolution 2491. The major purposes of this proposed lesiglation are to: (1) establish in the federal government a global foresight capability with respect to natural resources, the environment, and population; (2) establish a national population policy; and (3) establish an interagency council on global resources, environment, and population. Included are the statements of: Representative Katie Hall (Indiana), chairman of the Subcommittee on Census and Population; Representative Richard Ottinger (New York), author of the legislation; Representative Bob Edgar (Pennsylvania); and representatives from the following: Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Bureau of the Census; Zero Population Growth; League of United Latin American Citizens; the Environmental Fund; and the National Audubon Society. Also included are statements submitted by: The National Wildlife Federation; the Sierra Club of San Francisco; Population Communication; the Society of American Foresters; four chapters of Zero Population Growth (Los Angeles, Minnesota, Seattle, and San Diego); as well as the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Economics. Among the areas addressed during the hearings were: the need for the legislation (including a need based on the purported relationship between population increase and specific American environmental problems); population trends; implications of continued population growth; and opposition to the legislation (such as the view that the legislation is biased against certain population groups). (JN)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Hearings, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Policy Formation, Population Growth, Population Trends
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.