ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 18, 1974
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(Studio) House Interior Committee has measure before it with regard to federal regulations for strip mining. West Virginia has similar state law.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Clarksburg, West Virginia) Strip mining areas of West Virginia shown. Mine operators must now restore land after mining coal in West Virginia. [Coal company Vice President Jess ANDERSON - says mining operators have learned to live with state law.] [Coal company Vice President Chick LOCKARD - reports incrd. reclamation.] Added costs of reclamation passed on to consumers. [Farmer, Charles MORROW - believes in reclamation, but wants mining companies to restore some areas with flat contour.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
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