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California / Hetch Hetchy Dam #313007

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 13, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(California: John Blackstone) San Francisco's water supply and beautiful Valley holding it discussed. United States government wants Valley as park. [San Francisco Mayor Dianne FEINSTEIN - says too many people need this water supply to destroy it.] [Interior Secretary Donald HODEL - says the Hetch Hetchy Valley is as beautiful as Yosemite National Park, only it has been hidden.] [San Mateo Cnty. supervisor Bill SCHUMACHER - says another water source would be too expensive.] [Envtlist. David BROWER - says the dam should be torn down.] Yosemite's tourist congestion noted. [Sierra Club Carl POPE - says commercialism in Hetch Hetchy Valley would be terrible.] Govt. reclaiming of land said likely.

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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