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Environment / Lumber Issues #567232

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 07, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Sweethome, OR: Don Oliver) Closing of lumberyard in Sweethome, OR, reported; details given of battle between lumber officials and envtlists. [Willamette Inds. spokesperson John DAVIS - comments on mill closing.] Big trees in ntl. forests of N.W. United States discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Sierra Club spokesperson Bill ARTHUR - says forest must be saved.] Trees noted habitat of northern spotted owl, an endangered species. [Former millworker John ALEXANDER - comments on loss of job.] Envtlists. reported seeking Congress aid to save national forests. [Former millworker Brett RENFROE - says he feels like a puppet.] No. of mill closings in last year noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Oliver, Don

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