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Nixon / Environmental Program #215294

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 08, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon submits environmental program to Congress
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 14 bills mostly created by Council on Environmental Quality, screened by White House staff and Nixon. [NIXON - says people's history written in what do with nature.] Strip miners to be compelled to restore land; grants to be offered to states for land use, power plant sites to be more carefully organized; 1 1/2 million acres of wilderness to be preserved; seashore and park purchases. Other programs, not passed by last Congress, being resubmitted. Environmental Protection Agency to set noise level standards for trucks, construction equipment, snowmobiles, aircraft. Registration for use of pesticides to be required; control of toxic substances. Clean air tax on sulfur fuels; water polluters to help financial waste disposal plants.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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