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Hickel / Committee Testimony #2124

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1969
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(Studio) Governor Walter Hickel appears before Senator Int. Affairs Committee Controversial views on conservation and political ties with Alaska oil interests questioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Int. Department has power over nation's natural wealth. Hickel says will be zealous guardian of natural resources and denies ties with oil interests. [HICKEL - not in oil business. In 1959-60, when Anchorage,AK and other areas had problems with heating costs, franchise formed to distribute gas.] [HICKEL - willing to dispose of anything conflicting, no matter how small.] Explains previous statements with regard to natural resources in AK. Commentator observes Hickel sounds like most devout conservationist since Teddy Roosevelt.'

Clark, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank

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