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EPA #288984

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 01, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) House committee chairperson Representative John Dingell reported writing President Reagan of evidence of wrongdoing, unethical behavior and potential criminal conduct of EPA officials, in effort to obtain documents pertinent to investigation. [DINGELL - notes lack of executive privilege due to President's commitment to provide documents.] Testimony of Environmental Protection Agency employees noted challenging that of former EPA deputy administration Rita Lavelle concerning toxic waste cleanup funds for California; details given. [LAVELLE - wants to see Dingell's evidence.] Environmental Protection Agency "hit list" of scientists, advisers and employees recommended for firing because of their views examined; details outlined on screen. Environmental Protection Agency administration Anne Burford said denying knowledge of hit list. [BURFORD - anticipates losing job.]
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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