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EPA #528795

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 25, 1983
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(Studio) White House efforts to deny that its investigation of Environmental Protection Agency is just that described.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Current status of administration cnsl. Fred Fielding's investigation into contracts between White House personnel and Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson discussed; details outlined on screen. Rita Lavelle recalled claiming to have discussed specific toxic waste issues with White House personnel, include Edwin Meese. [MEESE - recalls mtg. with Lavelle; denies discussing political issues.] EPA's notification of White House on various political cases involving agency recalled; portions of report shown, discussed. Senator Robert Byrd mentioned; defense of contacts by aide Ed Rollins and deputy press secretary Larry Speakes noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Representative Robert Whittaker noted calling for firing of Anne Burford; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Wallace, Chris

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