NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 09, 1983
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Rawlins, Wyoming) Rancher Taylor Lawrence reported agreeing to take down portions of fence that blocks migration route of antelope; deaths of some animals due to fence already noted, shown. Governor Ed Herschler said apparently successful with threatening Lawrence with legal action if fence remained in place;
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil
Lawrence said suspected of wanting to use land for coal mining. [LAWRENCE - will cooperate.] [Biologist Dave MOODY - anticipates some die-off s due to fence's existence for several weeks.] [HERSCHLER - feels problem should be resolved.] National Wildlife Federal said continuing fight to prevent rancher from mining for coal on land due to impact on animal life.