At this time, when the Government and the citizens are vitally concerned with the reduction of public expense and when the already overburdened taxpayers are protesting against the continuation of unnecessary taxes, it would be unwise to pass such bills which would launch the Government into the establishment of one more Federal bureau whose maintenance would cost the taxpayers a staggering sum.
Written Statement of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Mid-Continental Oil and Gas Association, National Petroleum Association and the Western Petroleum Refiners Association, p. 155, Water Pollution Control. No. 12 Hearings before the Committee on Public Works, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, First Session on H.R. 123, H. R 315, H.R 470. Bills to provide for water-pollution-control activities in the United States Public Health Service and for other purposes. June 11, 12 and 16, 1947.