CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 27, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Controversy over Interior Secretary James Watt's selling of coal leases at abnormally low prices to private industry from Powder River Basin examined; cost to Treasury Department noted. Interior's Department's reaction to government report attacking its policies on coal leases noted. [Interior spokesperson Garrey CARRUTHERS - defs. prices paid.] Carruthers' reaction to leaks about issue noted. [CARRUTHERS - denies warning staff against leaks.] [President REAGAN - praises Watt.] General Accounting Office and Congress said both investigating circumstances of Powder River sales.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
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