ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1992
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"AMERICAN AGENDA (ENVIRONMENT: OPPOSING COALITION)"
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Barry Serafin) Backlash against environmental restrictions by a coalition of grassroots activists, conservatives and industry-supported interest groups featured; scenes shown from several sites where these two groups are in conflict. [National Inholders Association Charles CUSHMAN - criticizes the preservationists.] [Former Audubon Society lobbyist Ann CORCORAN - expresses opposition to environmental politics.] [California farmer Sue SUTTON - questions sacrificing human beings for animals.] Coalition's desire for more commercial access to public lands and the softening of environmental laws, such as the Endangered Species Act, noted. [Leader Ron ARNOLD - calls it a war zone.] [Sierra Club Bob HATTOY - responds.] [Wilderness Impact Research Foundation Grant GERBER - comments.] Battle between environmentalists and those seeing environmentalism as a threat to their livelihood reiterated; scenes shown of a protest that turned violent.