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Environment: Earth Summit #587393

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 06, 1992
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) United States noted to be the only major industrialized nation unwilling to support the agreement protecting threatened species.

(Rio de Janeiro: Ed Rabel) The conflict at the Earth Summit between the have and have-not nations, which is based on the question of who will pay to clean up the world's environment, examined; scenes shown from the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [Senator Larry PRESSLER, Mexican ambassador to the United Nations Jorge MONTANO, Senator Steve SYMMS - comment on the problem.] Issue of overpopulation in the Third World mentioned.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Interview held with White House Council on Environmental Quality Michael Deland about the administration's positions on summit issues. [DELAND - gives United States views on the biodiversity treaty; clarifies stances of the administration and EPA's William Reilly on the environment.]

Reporter(s):
Rabel, Ed;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:04:10

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