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Threatened Beauty (National Parks: Ironwood) (Part III) #707495

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 07, 2002
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The third in a series on the nation's imperiled national parks introduced.

(Tucson & Ironwood Forest National Monument: Judy Muller) The threat of copper mining operations to the Ironwood Forest National Monument in Arizona featured; scenes shown. [Asarco vice president Brian BOYLAN†- says we were here before the monument.] [Arizona Sierra Club Julie SHERMAN†- says they like to mine the crags the bighorn sheep inhabit.] The general environmental concerns about "monument" areas protected by then-President Clinton & threatened by President Bush's administration outlined. [Secretary of the Interior Gale NORTON†- says we need to reexamine the monuments.] [Wilderness Society David ALBERSWORTH†- says the Bush administration has been rolling back rules against mining on public lands.]

Gibson, Charles;
Muller, Judy

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