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American Agenda (Environment: Clean Air Bill) #123311

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Near Burlington, VT: Ned Potter) Analysis of President Bush's clean air plan featured; details given of impact of "acid rain" on US; scenes shown from satellite photograph illustration consequences of "acid rain" on trees in Camels Hump, VT. [University of Vermont botany professor Dr. Hub VOGELMANN - says area trees are undergoing catastrophe.] Explanation of how Bush plan would work for ind. given; diagram of hypothetical case explaining industry permit system shown. [Environment Defense Fund Dr. Dan DUDEK - talks about plan.] Criticism of Bush plan noted. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - says various inds. may not reduce air pollution under plan.] [Clean Air Coalition Richard AYRES - comments on pollution control issue.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned
Duration:
00:04:40

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