ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Swearing in of Manuel Lujan as new Secretary of Interior and William Reilly as Environmental Protection Agency head shown. President Bush's gesture of support for Environmental Protection Agency cited. Report introduced.
(DC: Ned Potter) Battle between envtlists. and oil industry over Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK, featured; details given; scenes shown from Wilderness Society and Alaska Oil and Gas Association films. [Voice of Sierra Club MBR. - says this land belongs to animals and to the future.] [Senator Ted STEVENS - says this is last place on continent for new oil.] [Wilderness Society George FRAMPTON - says if we go in, there will never be wilderness there again.] Agreement by President Reagan and Interior Department on plan to make it easier for oil industry to drill in Arctic refuge noted; details given of envtlists.' concern about policies of Bush and Lujan. [National Wildlife Fed. Dr. Jay HAIR - says line must be drawn.] [On September 2, 1988, BUSH -says he's an environmentalist] Oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, AK, shown. [On February 1, 1988, BUSH - comments on caribou and pipeline.] [STEVENS - comments on caribou and Arctic.] Link of burning of oil and "greenhouse effect" noted. [Sierra Club's Michael FISCHER - says oil drilling and global warming are incompatible.] [HAIR - comments on Bush and environmental]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Continue of this environmental debate noted.
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