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Houston, Texas / Airport and Birds #124047

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 05, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(On the Katy prairie, Texas: Roger Caras) Regional controversy over plans for airport on outskirts of Houston, Texas, at site at which geese congregate featured; scenes shown from Katy, Texas, prairie; details given of hazardous problem of planes striking birds. [US Fish and Wildlife Service Ann JENNINGS - says there will be a safety or an environmental problem depending on what geese do.] [City surveyor Dr. Robert McFARLAND - discusses bird strike hazard.] Opposition to site by Air Line Pilots Association and support of site by Air Trans. Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and Federal Aviation Administration noted. [FAA's Jack SASSER - talks about bird hazard.] [McFARLAND - says we don't know where birds will go.] [Houston Audubon Society president Ted EUBANKS - comments.] [Houston environmental consultant Dr. Bruce LEON - says there are other bird habitats.]

Caras, Roger;
Simpson, Carole

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