NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 27, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Anchorage, AK) Importance of AK's Prudhoe Bay oil pipeline to United States oil prod. and concern over field's depletion examined; films shown. [Environment Robert WARREN - feels environmental concern over pipeline decade ago resulted in its environmental success today.] [Fish and Game Department spokesperson Ken WHITTEN - notes growing caribou herd despite predictions that pipeline's presence would inhibit mating behavior.] [1969, courtesy "Huntley-Brinkley Report", David BRINKLEY - notes hardiness of pipeline workers.] No. women working on pipeline mentioned. [ARCO manager Jim HART - believes pipeline exceeded expectations.] [EPA spokesperson William LAWRENCE - discusses cleanup project at chemical waste site.] AK's economy benefits from pipeline discussed. [Former governor Walter HICKEL - denies state is rich.] AK's impoverished, such as Richard Mouse, examined. [MOUSE - describes life.] [Newspaper editor Howard WEAVER - fears dramatic impact on state's economy when Prudhoe oil runs out.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver