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Environment: Earth Summit / Bush / Clinton / Technology #141725

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 12, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Rio de Janeiro: Brit Hume) Defense at the Earth Summit by President Bush of his environmental record featured; scenes shown from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, of signing of the global warming treaty. His refusal to sign the biodiversity treaty to protect plant and animal life noted. [In his address, BUSH - says United States will protect biodiversity, but treaty threatens biotechnology; cites United States environment policies.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Liz BARRATT-BROWN, Sierra Club Bill MANKIN - criticize Bush.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Bush's birthday noted. Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) Criticism from Governor Bill Clinton of Bush's environmental position featured. [CLINTON - says Bush abdicated leadership; talks about creating jobs and his position on economy and environment as governor of Arkansas.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Bush's position of balancing environmental protection and economic growth reiterated.

(Rio de Janeiro: Barry Serafin) Role of Japan and Germany in advancing environmental technology because they see environmental problems as opportunities instead of obstacles featured; scenes shown from an environmental exposition at the Rio summit. [World Resources Institution Gus SPETH - says Japan will get the early market share in this field.] [Conservation International Russ MITTERMEIER - talks about United States prospects in biotechnology research.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie;
Serafin, Barry

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