CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 17, 1980
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(Studio) Philip Sanchez, formerly of Richard Nixon administration, said allegedly chosen to head HUD. James Watt said choice for Secretary Interior.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Opposition to Watt reported Watt's fight against government in matter of land reclamation after strip-mining cited. Other environmental measures opposed by Watt noted. Watt profiled. His refusal of interview noted. (Ronald REAGAN - answers question with regard to Watt and environmental matters.] [Industrialist Joseph COORS - says Watt no scavenger.] San Diego scenes shown. Indians cited as opposing Watt. Sierra Club said also opposed. [Sierra Club Tony RUCKEL - speaks of threats implied by Watt's appointed] Scenic areas shown. Some environmental restrictions said expected to be relaxed, for energy and economy
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater (KMGH Denver)
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