CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(E. Bernstadt, Kentucky) Strip mining company's threat to Ethel Gabbert's home in Kentucky and settlement of her suit against them reviewed; films shown. [GABBERT - recalls co.'s warning to her.] Company said ignoring government citations and fines for numerous violations. [GABBERT - notes mining company has avoided prosecution.] Est. total of uncollected fines noted; former Interior Secretary James Watt's abolishment of agency responsible for enforcing regulations said responsible. [Interior Department spokesperson John WARD - explains government's out-of-court settlement.] [Environment attorney Tom GALLOWAY - feels settlement is significant in halting abuse.] Terms of settlement outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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