NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 1980
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(Studio) Controversy over AK's lands bill outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(N. Slope, AK) Conflict between environmentalists and oil developers over William O. Douglas Arctic Wildlife Range examined; films shown. Proximity of Exxon oil well mentioned; crux of controversy said revolving around caribou herd. Details given. [Fairbanks Environment Center spokesperson John ADAMS - comments.] Findings of United States Geological Survey's computer study of area outlined; oil development in MacKenzie Bay by Dome Petroleum discussed. [AK state geologist Ross SCHAFF - comments.] Situation in Prudhoe Bay outlined; Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus quoted.
REPORTER: David Burrington
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