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Followup (Coal Trespassing) #56274

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 23, 1979
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(Studio) Earlier report on private companies' mining of coal owned by government recalled; film shown.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Reaction in Congress to ABC News report on coal trespassing reported [Representative John DINGELL - thinks potential scandal here may dwarf General Services Administration corruption scandal. Says various authorities have been briefed and no action taken. Thinks congress investigation needed. Says Interior Department operations are inadequate.] Memo to Interior Secretary in May with regard to situation said never sent, on orders of Bureau of Land Mgt. director Frank Gregg. [Former BLM geologist Harry MORITZ - comments.] [Assistant Interior Secretary Guy MARTIN - comments on amount of money owed government and chances of recovery.]
REPORTER: Geraldo Rivera

(Studio) Upcoming reports on coal trespassing noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Rivera, Geraldo;
Robinson, Max

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