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Interior Department / Watt #278199

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 10, 1981
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(Studio) Some Republicans and oil company officials reported joining opposition to Interior Department Secretary James Watt's policies.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(California Coast) Unity of opposition to Watt's offshore drilling ideas examined. [Sierra Club spokesperson Michael McCLOSKEY - notes California's reaction to Watt.] Sierra Club's petition drive, calling for Watt's resignation, examined; background to current controversy recalled. Pro-Reagan "Los Angeles Times" reported calling for Watt's resignation as well; incring. concern of Republicans over Watt noted. [Representative Barry GOLDWATER, Junior - thinks Watt should be more sensitive to others.] House consideration of offshore drilling leases mentioned. [Arco Exploration spokesperson Harry JAMISON criticizes Watt's plan to lease outer continental shelf.] [Chevron spokesperson Clair GHYLIN - doubts if oil industry will agree with Watt.] Watt's defense of plan outlined.

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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