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Interior Department / Stationery / Watt #277532

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 06, 1981
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(Studio) Buffalo on Interior Department stationery reported facing right now instead of left; controversy surrounding Secretary James Watt outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(California) Opposition to Watt's efforts in support of offshore oil drilling in California examined. [Sierra Club executive director Michael McCLOSKEY - expresses dismay at Watt's actions; mentions Teddy Roosevelt.] Sierra Club's ntnwide. dump-Watt drive discussed. [WATT - discusses opposition to him.] His response to Sierra Club newsletter attacking him quoted; court suits reported underway in California to block offshore drilling. [Governor Jerry BROWN - criticizes Watt.] Strength of environmental movement in-California examined. [Ansel ADAMS - notes insensitivity to the environmental of those developing natural resources.] [Standard Oil of California chairperson George KELLER - claims offshore rigs are pretty.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen (KXTV film/tape)

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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