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California / Redwoods #48121

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 13, 1977
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(Studio) Congress considers proposal to extend Redwood National Park in California; some there believe this would threaten jobs, profits and survival of families and towns.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Eureka, California) People of logging town of Eureka, California, set out to show San Francisco Representative Philip Burton, sponsor of bill, that they don't like it. Burton and 2 subcommittee members fly to park prior to hearing in Eureka. Park contains tallest redwood tree, which was 98 years old when Columbus discovered American [BURTON - notes effect of lumbering around park.] (Speaker misidentified on screen.) Details of controversy noted. Crowd reaction to Burton and area Representative Don Clausen noted. [CLAUSEN - cites opposition to expansion.] Another hearing to be in San Francisco on Thursday
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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