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Alaska / Tongass National Park #313706

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tongass National Park, AK: Terry Drinkwater) Govt. battle over cutting down trees in Tongass National Park reported [Envtlist. Bart KOEHLER - discusses government money being used to cut trees down.] Govt. subsidies discussed. [John HANDLE - says he needs the logging job.] Japanese purchases mentioned. [US Forest Service Dave MORTON - says the timber is old and generally rotten.] Small portion of forest said being harvested. [Envtlist. Richard NELSON - says that is not true.] [AK Loggers Association Don FINNEY - says this business is a good investment for the government] Congress possibly cutting subsidies noted. [Pulp mill manager Frank ROPPEL - says the government needs to honor contracts.] Possible outcome of situation discussed.

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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