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EPA #289181

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 1983
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(Studio) Representative John Dingell recalled informing President Reagan of evidence of criminal misconduct at EPA.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Santa Barbara, California) President Reagan's response to Dingell's claim examined; aide quoted on screen. Justice Department said ordered to meet with Dingell to hear his allegations. [DINGELL - notes willingness to provide evidence.] [EPA administration Anne BURFORD - wants to eliminate atmosphere of coverup.] Reagan's commitment to Burford noted; Burford and aides said denying knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency hit list calling for firing of those disagreeing with administration policy. Another hit list, allegedly written in 1981, said indicating career officials recommended for firing for personal rather than political reasons. Reagan said granting cong. cmtes. access to necessary documents. [Representative James SCHEUER - considers White House an unacceptable charade.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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