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West Virginia / Environment Controversy #517483

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 20, 1981
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(Studio) Clash between conservationists and power companies over use of Canaan Valley, West Virginia, outlined.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Canaan Valley, West Virginia) [Environment Linda ELKINTON - notes Canaan Valley's uniqueness.] Area's fauna cited; efforts of Allegheny Power Company to use region outlined. [ELKINTON - comments on power company's impact on valley.] [Monongahela Power president Don. E. HOLLEN - denies allegation that dam will ruin valley.] Role of Interior Secretary James Watt in controversy discussed. [HOLLEN - assumes Watt will be more actively interested.] [ELKINTON - notes historical symbolism of valley's name.] Support for power plant by Davis Mayor Martin Cooper noted. [COOPER - comments on town's economy needs.] Implications of decision when it's made mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Franken

Franken, Bob;
Savitch, Jessica

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