Quote – Harry Gandy, Jr., National Coal Association, Testimony, House Committee on Public Works

If you were to force the industry to spend $300,000,000 or 50 cents on every ton they mined, you would destroy the industry.… I am sure that the committee realizes that the very life of many industries is involved in this question of industrial pollution. In the first place, industrial America, with its hundreds of billions of dollars at stake, is in fact the backbone of our American way of life.

Testimony of Harry Gandy, Jr., National Coal Association, p. 247, 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.

Wednesday, June 11, 1947