NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 10, 1981
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(Studio) Reagan administration said incring. number of drilling rights sold in effort to speed up offshore oil exploration.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Despite warnings of offshore drilling's impact on whales, seals and other wildlife in region, Reagan administration said beginning program earlier than originally planned; Governor Jerry Brown's opposition to drilling in Santa Maria basin recalled. [Interior Secretary James WATT - says report of Fish and Wildlife Service refutes claims that wildlife will be in jeopardy.] [Representative Don. EDWARDS - criticize Secretary's move.] Opponents' future plans mentioned.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell (KRON-TV newstape)
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