NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 06, 1980
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(Studio) Govt.'s plans to build bridge to barrier islands off Alabama coast noted.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley
(No location given) Hurricane Frederic's destruction of bridge to Dauphin Island last year recalled; cost of government-built bridge mentioned. [Property Owners Association president Jackie SCHOENIG - comments.] Barrier islands' natural function and environmental's conflict with man-made dvts. said illustrated by Hurricane Frederic; details given, films shown. Rebuilding of homes destroyed in storm said frequently at taxpayers' expense. [Assistant Secretary Interior Department Robert HERBST - says millions are spent in conflicting purposes with regard to US, coastlines.] 2 environmental groups reported suing to stop bridge to Dauphin Island [Sierra Club attorney Larry MENEFEE - claims that development caused damage that island sustained.] [Island attorney Larry SIMS - comments.] Little Dauphin Island said made into wildlife refuge; call for government to turn all undeveloped barrier island into preserves noted. Lack of national policy to handle situation cited.
REPORTER: Nadine Stewart (WALA-TV newstape)
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