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Utah / Environment / Land Protection #168731

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(On the rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona: Sam Donaldson) Announcement by President Clinton that a million acres of federal land in Utah will be protected from commercial exploitation featured; details given of the controversy raised by coal mining interests wanting to develop the land. [CLINTON - says the Canyons of Escalante will be saved for our children.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - calls this "the mother of all land grabs."] [Environmentalist Robert REDFORD - responds.] The politics of Clinton's decision explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Salt Lake City: Tom Foreman) The protests in Utah against the president's decision because the land in question is a coal resource for the state examined. [Third grade teacher Linda SMITH, Utah CITIZEN, Center for the New West Phil BURGESS - express opposition to Clinton's move.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter

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