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Forest / Fires & Logging / Bush Plan #708573

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 22, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The hot, dry summer weather noted. [In Squires Peak, Oregon, President BUSH - says proper forest management would prevent fire damage.]

(Genesee, Colorado: Bill Redeker) Bush's plans to let timber companies log dense forests despite the opposition from environmentalists featured. [Bureau of Land Management Bill WALLIS†- says the forests are "explosive."] [The Wilderness Society Greg APLET†- criticizes Bush's plan.] [American Forest & Paper Assn. Michael KLEIN†- says it will not be a local economic windfall.] [Homeowner Frank JOHNSON - says we are being reeducated about controlled burns.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rains in the Midwest reported; scenes shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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