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Environment: Bush Administration / Northern Spotted Owl #586540

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) President Bush's administration "God Squad" task force's vote to override the Endangered Species Act, which protects the northern spotted owl's habitat from lumbering, featured; animal scenes shown. Similar past rulings on the snail darter fish and the Platte River whooping crane recalled; scenes shown; map shown indicating area in Oregon where lumbering will be permitted. [Interior Secretary Manuel LUJAN - says owls die every day; cites number of jobs which could be lost.] Map shown illustrating Lujan's plan to shrink the owl's protected habitat. [Audubon Society Brock EVANS - comments.] [Sawmill owner Sam KONNIE - says they have to be allowed to log.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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