Death Valley National Monument ; Furnace Creek Area: Water Rights and Related Matters. Hearings Before a Subcommittee, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session

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Examines National Park Service administration of land and water resources in Death Valley National Monument, focusing on Park Service plans to legalize Death Valley Hotel Co. control over large portions of the Monument's water supply.

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Page 104 - ... located on unsurveyed public land be, and the same is hereby, withdrawn from settlement, location, sale, or entry, and reserved for public use in accordance with the provisions of section 10 of the act of December 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 865; 43 USC 300) , and in aid of pending legislation.
Page 632 - Whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes, have vested and accrued, and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the same...
Page 632 - All patents granted, or pre-emption or homesteads allowed, shall be subject to any vested and accrued water rights, or rights to ditches and reservoirs used in connection with such water rights, as may have been acquired under or recognized by the preceding section.
Page 405 - No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Page 572 - ... all lands which are, on the date of such withdrawal, embraced in any lawful homestead or desert-land entry theretofore made, or upon which any valid settlement has been made and is at said date being maintained and perfected pursuant to law...
Page 572 - Alaska and reserve the same for water-power sites, irrigation, classification of lands, or other public purposes to be specified in the orders of withdrawals, and such withdrawals or reservations shall remain in force until revoked by him or by an Act of Congress.
Page 269 - Lake base and meridian, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of said section...
Page 632 - ... and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals for the purposes herein specified is acknowledged and confirmed; but whenever any person, in the construction of any ditch or canal, injures or damages the possession of any settler on the public domain, the party committing such injury or damage shall be liable to the party injured for such injury or damage."41 Rev.
Page 632 - The power of the Government to reserve the waters and exempt them from appropriation under the state laws is not denied, and could not be.
Page 315 - Amendments of 1962 indicate that the term safe has reference to health of man, nowhere do they define safety. Discussing this subject before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations of the House of Representatives, the Commissioner of FDA pointed out that no effective drug can be absolutely safe. Therefore, evaluating safety of a drug requires weighing benefit against risk.

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