THE CABINET: Heat on Hathaway

The Secretary of the Interior is in effect the nation's land lord, the overseer of the 540 million acres that the Government holds in trust for the people. The post has become increasingly important as environment and energy have grown into major and often conflicting American concerns. It is the Interior Secretary who decides how to develop federal resources with the least ecological damage—especially the needed oil, coal and shale-oil reserves on public lands. President Gerald Ford recently picked a new Secretary: Stanley K. Hathaway, 50, the former Republican Governor of Wyoming,...

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