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A Closer Look (Environment: Florida Everglades and Maine) #187097

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) White House plan to restore the Everglades introduced.

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) The impact of land development on the Everglades' environment examined; scenes shown from Florida's Everglades. [US Army civil works Michael DAVIS - says the project dried up a national treasure.] The new plans to tear down levees and canals built by the Army Corps of Engineers to try to restore the region's nature detailed. [National Audubon Society Stuart STRAHL - says we need to replumb the system.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Augusta, ME: Barry Serafin) The beginning of a new era in Augusta, ME, featured; scenes shown of the removal of the 162-year-old hydroelectric Edwards Dam to allow the Kennebec River to run free. [Interior Secretary Bruce BABBITT - says this starts a new era of river restoration.] [Kennebec Coalition Steve BROOKE - says the river-related jobs are gone.] [American Rivers Margaret BOWMAN - hopes this Maine project becomes a model for dam removal.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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