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EPA / Burford #288999

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 1983
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(Studio) Anne Burford's resignation as Environmental Protection Agency administration yesterday recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [BURFORD - explains resignation.] Her continuing loyalty to President Reagan and admin. noted. [BURFORD - calls for investigation of Environmental Protection Agency to clear air.] White House reported relinquishing claim of executive privilege and delivering documents sought by Representative John Dingell for his committee `s investigation of EPA. [Acting EPA administration John HERNANDEZ - would accept post if asked by President] John Quarles, James Mahoney, Henry Diamond, James Buckley and William Ruckelshaus thought cands. for post. [National Audubon Society spokesperson Russell PETERSON - doesn't think Burford was the problem, but rather the Reagan administration's ecological illiteracy.] [EPA EMPLOYEES - praise Burford; anticipate improved morale.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Denver, Colorado) Possible conflict of ints. at Environmental Protection Agency stemming from Burford's use of consultant Denver attorney James Sanderson who also representative toxic waste dump owner, Coors brewery, Snowmass Ski Resort and Denver water department at same time examined. [Representative Pat SCHROEDER - believes Sanderson served two masters.] Allegations against Sanderson outlined on screen, discussed; inspector general's letter of concern to Burford about Sanderson's activities quoted on screen. [Sanderson's attorney Paul COOPER - denies client had conflict of interest] FBI and Justice Department noted conducting criminal investigation into Sanderson's role at EPA; White House official's response to investigation noted.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert;
Spencer, Susan

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