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Strip Mining #232625

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 26, 1974
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(Studio) President expected to let strip mining bill die by pocket veto. Strip mining big environmental issue in West states.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Steamboat Springs, Colorado) Rocky Mts. are big tourist attraction but coal also exists in Rockies. Strip mining coal tears up scenery unless land reclaimed. Coal companies fight strip mining bill. If Ford vetoes bill, no federal strip mining bill to be in effect. [Colorado governor-elect Richard LAMM - says Rockies won't wait to be permanently damaged by strip mining.] Environmentalists to try to get strip mining bill through once new Congress convenes.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Mudd, Roger;
Threlkeld, Richard

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