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Environment: United Nations Earth Summit / Bush / Mexico #586951

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 01, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's stance on environmental issues as the United Nations Earth Summit approaches featured; details given of his recent actions affecting the wetlands and the northern spotted owl. [BUSH - says he'll ask other industrial countries to double worldwide forest assistance.] [Senator George MITCHELL - says calling Bush the environmental president would be a joke.] [Senator Albert GORE - says he wouldn't put his own trees in Bush's care.] Environmentalists' criticisms of Bush noted. [Environmental Defense Fund Michael OPPENHEIMER - says leadership is needed.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tijuana: Robert Bazell) Issue of how third world countries can lift themselves out of poverty without assaulting the environment featured; example given of environmental problems in Tijuana, Mexico. [Factory manager Javier MERINO - talks about releasing contaminated water into sewers.] [Factory owner David FINEGOOD - comments on moving factory from Los Angeles to Mexico.] [Colegio de Mexico professor Jorge BUSTAMANTE - says jobs are more important than perfect environment.]

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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