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Alaska Land Use Controversy #255449

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 10, 1978
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(Studio) Report on battle between developers and conservationists over land area in Alaska that is 3 times size of New York.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Aleutian Mts., AK) Details of controversy concerning future of AK undeveloped land, deadlock in Congress about its future and attitude of Alaskans about situation given. Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus' opposition to development of area by miners and others and alternatives available to him stated. [Citizens group spokesperson James DREW - says there should be adequate exploration of resources before decision about land use is made.] Concerns of all involved in future of Alaska outlined. Certain land supposed to be turned over to state reported stuck in congress deadlock. [AK Governor Jay HAMMOND - says Californians would be upset if federal government suddenly froze some of their lands.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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