NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 01, 1984
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(Studio) Former Environmental Protection Agency administration Anne Burford reported withdrawing as chairperson of fed. advisory panel due to controversy over President Reagan's appointed of her.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Santa Barbara, California) Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' announcement of Burford's latest resignation noted; her letter to Reagan quoted on screen. [Representative James SCHEUER, National Wildlife Federation spokesperson Jay HAIR - comment on Burford.] Both Senator and House recalled approving resolutions urging President Reagan to withdraw her appointed; her description of committee to which she was appointed quoted. [July 3, BURFORD - accuses environmental leaders and special interest groups of playing pols.] [REAGAN - declines comment on incident.] President mentioned meeting with Vatican ambassador to elicit Pope John Paul II's views on possible lifting of US sanctions against Poland; election-yr. campaign motive in consulting with Vatican explained.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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