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Hathaway / Nom. As Secretary Interior Opposed #483073

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1975
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(Studio) Stanley Hathaway, President Ford's nomination for Interior Secretary, generally favors strip mining bill. Confirmation hearings for Hathaway in recess; nom. opposed by conservationists.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cheyenne, Wyoming) Hathaway served 2 terms as Wyoming governor [Conservationist Lynn DICKEY - voices criticism of Hathaway. Says Hathaway encouraged energy development to max. degree.] While governor, Hathaway promoted leasing of state-owned land for strip mining; also gave blessing to power company construction. [Rancher Ed SYMONS - says farmland being lost to strip mining and boom-town expansion.] Real opposition to Hathaway comes from out of state.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(DC) [During confirmation hearings, HATHAWAY - says Wyoming reclamation law good.] [Sierra Club Brock EVANS - says Hathaway tried to weaken Wyoming strip-mining regulation laws.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Cheyenne, Wyoming) Many residents of Wyoming don't think state can be open and also be heavily industrialized. National problem finally catches up with Wyoming.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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