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Special Assignment (War in the Woods) #110739

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 10, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(S. OR: Ken Kashiwahara) Militancy of environmental group Earth First! examined; details given, scenes shown. [PROTESTERS - explain their actions.] [LOGGER - confronts demonstrators.] Group's controversial tactics, dubbed "ecotage" by Earth First!, and potential danger to humans reviewed. [Mill worker George ALEXANDER - cites extent of his injuries from spiked tree, his potential death.] [Earth First! spokesperson Mike ROSELLE - justifies tree spiking.] [US Forest Service spokesperson Warren OLNEY - opposes group's tactics; notes potential for murder.] Earth First! history reviewed. [Founder Dave FOREMAN - opposes human destruction of environmental] [National Wildlife Federal spokesperson Jay HAIR - feels Earth First! members are terrorists rather than envlists.] [ROSELLE - considers loggers terrorists.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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