NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1983
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(Studio) Controversy over President Reagan's nomination of William Clark as new Interior Secretary due to his lack of qualifications for job noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Los Angeles, California) Clark's environmental record when he was California supreme court judge reviewed; Clark's position on 1980 San Diego billboard case, beach front oil exploration recalled. Findings of University of California at Los Angeles Law Review's analysis of Clark's record discussed. [Law professor Joseph DIMENTO - notes Clark ranked highest on development orientation and lowest on preservation and environmental issues.] Basis of White House rationalization for selecting Clark as Interior Secretary noted; Clark's past association with President Reagan and his apparent lack of interest in land or environmental ints. recalled. [Clark's FATHER - claims son loves outdoors.] Legacy of lawsuits awaiting Clark at Interior Department summarized.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
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