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Alaska Land Controversy #503128

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 06, 1979
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(Studio) Alaska Governor Jay Hammond's testimony to congress committee with regard to President Carter's plan to set aside large portions of Alaska as permanent wilderness areas stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(AK) Alaskans' reaction to Carter proposal detailed. [Vern WICKHAM - would favor arrest of Carter and Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus for theft of AK land.] Protest staged at national monument near Mt. McKinley described. [US Park Service spokesperson Robert BELOUS - comments on need to preserve land.] [Tony MOTLEY - thinks Carter has overstepped bounds, that only Congress has power to classify lands, except in cases involving antiquities act.] State's lobbying effort plans noted.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Oliver, Don;
Savitch, Jessica

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