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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 30, 2015
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(Studio: Thomas Roberts) Report introduced.

(Blackstone Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska: Chris Jansing) President Obama's trip to Alaska to focus on climate change previewed; scenes shown from Blackstone Bay; details given of the debate between environmental protection versus economic development like Shell's drilling for oil off the northwest coast. [Tour guide Kelly BENDER, US Geological Survey Shad O'NEIL@- comment on the shrinking glaciers.] [Credo Environmental Group Elijah ZARLIN@- quetsions the drilling policy.] [Presidential adviser Brian DEESE@- says inaction is not an option.]

(Studio: Thomas Roberts) Obama's announcement he is changing the name of Mt. McKinley back to Denali noted.

Roberts, Thomas;
Jansing, Chris

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