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New York / Airport vs. Wildlife Refuge #211312

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 31, 1970
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(Studio) New York Attorney General sues J.F. Kennedy International Airport for pollution. Nixon proposes government develop recreation area.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jamaica Bay, New York) Jamaica Wildlife refuge opposite bay from Kennedy Airport. [Refuge Supt. Herbert JOHNSON - says hopes airport will stay as is.] Airport is expanding, only place to spread is Jamaica Bay. [New York Port Authority spokesperson Neil MONTANAS - explains need for expanding Kennedy Airport.] Federal team studies impact of expansion on ecology; people still need recreation area. [New York Parks Council spokesperson Herschel POST, Junior - says NYC citizens will lose refuge as educational facility if airport expanded.] [NYC Mayor John LINDSAY - says will block plans that endanger bay.]
REPORTER: Robert Bahr

Bahr, Robert;
Cronkite, Walter

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