Quote – Jesse V. Sullivan, Secretary, West Virginia Coal Association, Testimony, House Committee on Public Works.

I appear before your honorable committee not in opposition to any specific bill pending before you but to express our approval of the position taken by the National Coal Association in this and preceding sessions of Congress in opposing the expansion of Federal bureaucracy over the daily lives of our people, some of whom are not cognizant of the dangers involved and the threats implied to the curtailment of their right to pursue their vocations unmolested and free from the cold hand of Federal interference.

Testimony of Jesse V. Sullivan, Secretary, West Virginia Coal Association, p. 202-4, 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