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Alaska / Oil Spill / First Anniversary / The State and Oil #127568

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 24, 1990
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Anchorage: Chris Bury) First anniversary of oil spill from tanker Exxon Valdez into waters of Prince William Sound, AK, featured; details given of the resulting changing relationship between Alaska and oil industry. [Alaska department of environment conservation Joe BRIDGMAN - says we are dependent on this industry, but afraid of what it can do.] [Valdez, AK, Mayor Lynn CHRYSTAL - comments on issue.] State's toughening of laws dealing with oil tankers reviewed; oil industry's slick television ads to court public opinion shown. [Oil industry advocate Mary SHIELDS, environmental activist Steve POIROT - offer differing opinions on oil and environment.]

Bury, Chris;
Serafin, Barry

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