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American Agenda (Economy/Environment: Public Lands and Grazing Fees) #148028

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Wellington, NV: Barry Serafin) The issue of the fees charged to ranchers for grazing on federal land in the West examined; scenes shown from the Sweetwater Ranch in Nevada. [Rancher Benito ROMERO - worries about proposals to increase grazing fees.] The pros and cons of low grazing fees outlined. [At recent public hearings, ENVIRONMENTALIST, ROMERO - offer differing opinions on the grazing policy.] Hint from Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt that fees will go up noted. The greater issue of the private use of public lands by mining and timber operations noted. [National Taxpayers Union David KEATING - criticizes the private use of public lands.] [BABBITT - comments on President Clinton's commitment to change.]

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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