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ESTABLISH AN ANTARCTICA WORLD PARK

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
INSULAR AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED FIRST CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 4514
ANTARCTICA WORLD PARK AND PROTECTION ACT OF 1990

HEARING HELD IN WASHINGTON, DC

SEPTEMBER 18, 1990

Serial No. 101-84

Printed for the use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona, Chairman GEORGE MILLER, California

DON YOUNG, Alaska, PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana

Ranking Republican Member EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts ROBERT J. LAGOMARSINO, California AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania

RON MARLENEE, Montana NICK JOE RAHALL II, West Virginia LARRY CRAIG, Idaho BRUCE F. VENTO, Minnesota

DENNY SMITH, Oregon PAT WILLIAMS, Montana

JAMES V. HANSEN, Utah BEVERLY B. BYRON, Maryland

BARBARA F. VUCANOVICH, Nevada RON DE LUGO, Virgin Islands

BEN BLAZ, Guam SAM GEJDENSON, Connecticut

JOHN J. RHODES III, Arizona PETER H. KOSTMAYER, Pennsylvania ELTON GALLEGLY, California RICHARD H. LEHMAN, California

STAN PARRIS, Virginia BILL RICHARDSON, New Mexico

ROBERT F. SMITH, Oregon GEORGE (BUDDY) DARDEN, Georgia JIM LIGHTFOOT, Iowa PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana

CRAIG THOMAS, Wyoming
JAIME B. FUSTER, Puerto Rico

JOHN J. DUNCAN, JR., Tennessee
MEL LEVINE, California
JAMES MCCLURE CLARKE, North Carolina
WAYNE OWENS, Utah
JOHN LEWIS, Georgia
BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL, Colorado
PETER A. DEFAZIO, Oregon
ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA,

American Samoa
JAMES A. McDERMOTT, Washington

STANLEY SCOVILLE, Staff Director and Counsel
Roy JONES, Associate Staff Director and Counsel

LEE McELVAIN, General Counsel
RICHARD A. AGNEW, Chief Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSULAR AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

RON DE LUGO, Virgin Islands, Chairman MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

ROBERT J. LAGOMARSINO, California GEORGE (BUDDY) DARDEN, Georgia

BEN BLAZ, Guam
JAIME B. FUSTER, Puerto Rico

ELTON GALLEGLY, California
JAMES MCCLURE CLARKE, North Carolina DON YOUNG, Alaska
JOHN LEWIS, Georgia
ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA,
American Samoa

JEFFREY L. FARROW, Staff Director
PATRICIA A. KRAUSE, Professional Staff Member
GAIL A. MUKAIHATA, Professional Staff Member

DAISY M. MINTER, Clerk
MANASE MANSUR, Republican Consultant on Insular and International Affairs
NOTE.—The first listed minority member is counterpart to the subcommittee chairman.

ESTABLISH AN ANTARCTICA WORLD PARK

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1990

COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSULAR AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS,

Washington, DC. The subcommittee met at 9:45 a.m. in room 1324 of the Longworth House Building, Hon. Ron de Lugo (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Mr. DE LUGO. The Subcommittee on Insular and International Affairs is convened this morning for the purposes of taking testimony on H.R. 4514, a bill to require action to protect Antarctica by directing the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a plan for establishing an Antarctica World Park to require interim protection of Antarctica and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced by our good friend, and a member of the full Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, Hon. Bruce Vento. And we'll be hearing from Bruce Vento in a moment. I see that he is joined by his fellow colleague from Minnesota and my good friend too. I have the pleasure of serving with him on the Public Works Committee.

And they are there with a hero of Minnesota and, I think, a hero for all Americans, Will Steger, who led the 1989–90 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition. And I was reading about that last night and, being from the Virgin Islands, let me tell you, if you try to do it again, Will, don't ask for a volunteer here. I can't even imagine, you know, those types of conditions and those temperatures. My God, what courage and what a wonderful thing you did, not only for our country but for the world today as these areas are coming under assault.

Before proceeding to members' opening statements, and without objection, let us have printed at this point in the hearing record, a copy of the bill, H.R. 4514. [The bill, H.R. 4514, follows:)

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