CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1974
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(Studio) Congress bill would repair strip mining damages and make sure new land isn't ravaged.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Ebervale, Pennsylvania) Strip mining shown. Pennsylvania law requires reclamation. Congress uses Pennsylvania law as pattern for national law, requiring millions. [Assistant Interior Secretary Jack CARLSON - says reclamation not urgent.] Coal industry attitude: don't blame us. [President Jeddo-Highland Coal Company James TEDESCO - says shouldn't be blamed for what previous operators did.] [Representative Joseph McDADE - describes results of strip mining. To control surface mining industry.] Bill mainly for West; East will have to live with scars.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw
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