Weather Modification: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Environment and the Atmosphere of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session, October 26, 1977
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on the Environment and the Atmosphere
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 - Electronic books - 78 pages
"Testimony from three distinguished witnesses concerning the report required by the National Weather Modification Policy Act of 1976. Under the act, the Secretary of Commerce is directed to conduct a comprehensive investigation and study of the state of scientific knowledge concerning weather modification technology and other related matters. The report was to be submitted to the President and the Congress within 1 year of enactment. However, on account of delays in establishing the Weather Modification Advisory Board, the final report is not expected until spring. One purpose for our hearing today is to receive a progress report from the Advisory Board on their effort in preparing this important report. Another purpose is to hear the views of two distinguished attorneys about some of the difficult public policy, legal, and institutional problems which we must face in managing a weather modification program"--Page 1
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