NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 26, 1983
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(Studio) Sierra Club recalled suing to halt Barstow, California, to Las Vegas, NV, motocross, claiming bikes ruined desert landscape.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(California) Motorcycle race examined; films shown. [American Motorcycle Association spokesperson Rick HAMMEL - claims event has become a cause.] Last race, 1974, and destruction of desert ecology resulting in Bureau of Land Mgt.'s refusal to grant further licenses recalled; films shown, details given. Fed. judge's ruling in suit brought by environmental groups outlined; BLM's restrictions on race explained, illustrated. [BLM REP. - hasn't noticed any problems.] [Sierra Club observer Jim DODSON - doesn't believe BLM's budget can allow such extravaganzas.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver