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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1983
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency administration Anne Gorsuch reported meeting with President Reagan to discuss allegations that agency is withholding documents from Congress that would implicate EPA's prejudice towards major industry polluters.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' account of President's order to clear up controversy noted. [Last night, REAGAN - will no longer insist on executive privilege to withhold documents.] Speakes' clarification of President's remarks noted. Failure of former assistant Environmental Protection Agency administration Rita Lavelle to appear before House committee investigating her control of toxic waste site cleanup funds noted. [Representative John DINGELL - acknowledges Lavelle's absence.] Possibility of Lavelle being cited for contempt of Congress noted; implications of Lavelle's appointed calendar discussed. Pol. impact of situation on Reagan administration considered.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:02:10

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