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America Close Up (Environment: Alaska Oil Spill Aftermath) #589371

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 05, 1993
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Afognak Island, AK: George Lewis) The debate in Alaska over how to spend the settlement money from Exxon four years after the spill from the Exxon Valdez featured; scenes shown from Prince William Sound, AK. [Sierra Club Pamela BRODIE - downplays the Exxon settlement.] [Alaska center for the environment Kevin HARUN - says the towns see the money as pork barrel.] [Governor Walter HICKEL - advocates a water park in the sound.] [State representative Cliff DAVIDSON - cites plans and realities.] The concern that the money is being wasted on endless bureaucratic studies and not being used for preservation noted; scenes shown from Afognak Island, AK. [Afognak native corporation Robbie SCHEIDLER, Audubon Society Craig PETRIK - say the area was disrupted by the spill.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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