NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 1972
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(Studio) Department of Interior releases study on envtl. effects of proposed AK oil pipe line. Rte. of line from Prudhoe Bay to port of Valdez discouraged; that from Prudhoe Bay through Canada to Edmonton, Alberta, said preferable.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Govt. emphasized all possible alternatives for oil pipeline rtes. have been considered. Study forced by court action of envtl. groups seeking to block Alaska route Canadian route said less destructive, but longer. [Under-Secretary of Interior, William PECORA - says envtl. study is extremely thorough. Public hearing not recommended by secretary] Secretary Rogers Morton, known to favor Alaska rte., will probably approve it.
REPORTER: Peter Hackes
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