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Bush / Environment: Earth Summit / Administration Policy #142121

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 05, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Charges by President Bush that environmental extremists want treaties that would throw Americans out of work noted.

(Rio de Janeiro: Barry Serafin) The United Nations Earth Summit and the controversy over divisions within the White House on environmental policy featured; scenes shown from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, of the signing of the biodiversity treaty to protect endangered species. Leak to "New York Times" of a memo in which the head of the United States delegation to the summit, EPA's William Reilly, was rebuffed in his attempt to make the treaty acceptable to the administration. [REILLY - calls the leak deliberate.] Sources said blaming the leak on Vice President Dan Quayle's staff at the Council on Competitiveness. [REILLY - says incident undercuts him.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Senator Albert Gore about the affair mentioned.

(White House: Brit Hume) Response from Bush to the controversy featured. [BUSH - backs Reilly; talks about balancing the environment and jobs.] [In last night's press conference, BUSH - backs the American family.] Bush's plans to take the offensive on the environment at the Rio conference while also citing his campaign theme of family values outlined.

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:03:50

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